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  • Rousselot

    Yep stil more
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    • Rousselot

      i am glad that Rousset made so many studies
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      • Rousselot

        here are my last two for the moment Rousselot made alot of paintings so i expect much more to come
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        • Paul
          Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 25 Jul 15, 15:54.
          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
          All human ills he can subdue,
          Or with a bauble or medal
          Can win mans heart for you;
          And many a blessing know to stew
          To make a megloamaniac bright;
          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
          The Pixie is a little shite.

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          • Very Nice.

            Very Nice - Thank you. <;^}

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            • Here's more Rousselot Plates that I haven't posted














              Paul
              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
              All human ills he can subdue,
              Or with a bauble or medal
              Can win mans heart for you;
              And many a blessing know to stew
              To make a megloamaniac bright;
              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
              The Pixie is a little shite.

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              • Paul
                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                All human ills he can subdue,
                Or with a bauble or medal
                Can win mans heart for you;
                And many a blessing know to stew
                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                The Pixie is a little shite.

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                • Here is a re-post of some plates that had no script but now do.














                  Paul
                  ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
                  And many a blessing know to stew
                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
                  Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                  The Pixie is a little shite.

                  Comment















                  • I'll scan, upload and post more later.

                    Paul
                    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 11 Aug 15, 06:31.
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

                    Comment


                    • carabiniers

                      here is a rousselot plate (after 1815) number 56 a cant enhance the pictures more than this (SORRY)
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                      • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                        Oh yes! I forgot these.

                        British officer dress of the Peninsula War.






                        Paul
                        I've always found the 1808-1812 British officers' uniform to be particularly impressive.

                        Forgive me if this had been answered earlier, but I have a question about the grenadier officer's coatee during this period-the plates depict this grenadier officer in a frock coat.

                        When wearing the red coatee, did grenadier officers wear the long-tailed version that battalion company officers wore, but with wings instead of the single epaulette; or did they wear the short-tailed coatee that light company officers wore?

                        To contribute, post-Napoleonic Highlanders, with the British public fascinated with all things Scottish, looked particularly impressive, like this private of the 72nd here:


                        I'm not sure how strictly accurate that print is though, as that soldier is depicted with a battalion company hackle on his bonnet, and is wearing light company wings (lace on the edge abutting the jacket).

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                        • When wearing the red coatee, did grenadier officers wear the long-tailed version that battalion company officers wore, but with wings instead of the single epaulette; or did they wear the short-tailed coatee that light company officers wore?



                          The long tailed coat would be the same as the battalion company officers with small grenades on the epaulettes and on the turnbacks.

                          But be aware that British regimental dress regulations especially for officers, sometimes throw up a variation.

                          The long tailed coat was meant to be replaced with the short tailed type 'i think' in 1806 but was still being worn by some officers up to the end of the Peninsula war.

                          Paul
                          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                          All human ills he can subdue,
                          Or with a bauble or medal
                          Can win mans heart for you;
                          And many a blessing know to stew
                          To make a megloamaniac bright;
                          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                          The Pixie is a little shite.

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                          • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
                            When wearing the red coatee, did grenadier officers wear the long-tailed version that battalion company officers wore, but with wings instead of the single epaulette; or did they wear the short-tailed coatee that light company officers wore?



                            The long tailed coat would be the same as the battalion company officers with small grenades on the epaulettes and on the turnbacks.

                            But be aware that British regimental dress regulations especially for officers, sometimes throw up a variation.

                            The long tailed coat was meant to be replaced with the short tailed type 'i think' in 1806 but was still being worn by some officers up to the end of the Peninsula war.

                            Paul
                            Thanks! For some reason, I could never find that one bit of information.

                            IIRC, the order that allowed officers to wear short-tailed coatees on campaign, came on December 24, 1811. There were many complaints about the impracticality of long coat tails, high boots, bicornes and white pantaloons and breeches for campaigning.

                            It also authorized the Belgic shako for both officers and men, grey trousers were to replace white for the men, and allowed officers on campaign to wear their new short jackets buttoned all the way up to protect their white shirts, and either less form fitting grey pantaloons or even looser trousers and overalls with low field boots.

                            In practice, officers wore a mixture of styles based on means, personal preference and availability; few of the new items made their way to the men- existing stocks of items like white trousers and stovepipe shakos were used up, and in hot climates white cotton or linen trousers were much preferred over the grey woolen ones. Some regiments were never issued Belgic shakos at all, going straight to the 1816 bell-top model from the stovepipe.

                            I remember reading somewhere (Haythornthwaite, maybe?) that colonels' standing orders about uniform for officers were regarded as an invitation if not a challenge to "interpret creatively"! If you had a punctilious sort or a dandy as your colonel, you tried to dress as casually as possible; if he was a strictly practical man, you would strive to be equally as flashy.
                            Last edited by Horatio; 28 Aug 15, 02:33.

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                            • Some 1st KGL Hussars.






                              Paul
                              ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                              All human ills he can subdue,
                              Or with a bauble or medal
                              Can win mans heart for you;
                              And many a blessing know to stew
                              To make a megloamaniac bright;
                              Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                              The Pixie is a little shite.

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