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  • graeme0marsden
    Check out Sotheby s (sothebys.com) a sale called The Dealer s Eye Browse catalogue Items 127 & 128. Two large dummyboards of about 1750 depicting
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      Check out Sotheby's (sothebys.com)> a sale called 'The Dealer's Eye'>
      Browse catalogue> Items 127 & 128.

      Two large dummyboards of about 1750 depicting grenadiers, height
      7ft2in. These are not a soldier's crude depictions - they are
      accomplished paintings, laden with detail. Simply beautiful (and rare).

      I'll be interested to hear RevList's identification of the soldiers.

      Graeme Marsden
      First Foot Guards
    • Jay Callaham
      ... From: graeme0marsden To: Revlist@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 8:21 AM Subject: [Revlist] Dummyboards Check out Sotheby s (sothebys.com)
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        From: graeme0marsden
        To: Revlist@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 8:21 AM
        Subject: [Revlist] Dummyboards


        Check out Sotheby's (sothebys.com)> a sale called 'The Dealer's Eye'>
        Browse catalogue> Items 127 & 128.

        Two large dummyboards of about 1750 depicting grenadiers, height
        7ft2in. These are not a soldier's crude depictions - they are
        accomplished paintings, laden with detail. Simply beautiful (and rare).

        I'll be interested to hear RevList's identification of the soldiers.

        Graeme Marsden
        First Foot Guards

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        Hi Graeme.

        Most who have looked these over, including Don Troiani, Jim Kochan, Greg Urwin, Erik Goldstein, and other good scholars agree that these fine fellows are Grenadiers of the 1st Reg't of Foot, a.k.a. "The Royals."

        That is the only regiment of the era that went by that title - which shows up plainly on the front flap of the cloth miter caps. The badge is similar to that of other Scottish regiments, like the 21st Royal North British, and the 3d (Scots) Guards, but they had different devices on that red flap. So the 1st Reg't is the most likely unit that they represent.

        Cheers!

        Jay
        Coldm Regt
        4th Coy, Bde of Guards

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