Place Published: London
Publisher: Gentleman’s Magazine of Fashions
Date Published: 1830
Binding: No binding
Paper size: 8-7/8 x 12 inches. Image size: 3-1/4 x 8 inches.
Heavy card stock a little yellowed with age and some very light soiling but hand colouring is strong - very good condition.
Antique print of British officer in full dress uniform.
This coloured engraving is from the 1 September 1830 issue of the Gentleman’s Magazine of Fashions. This plate, a slight cropped version, shows a soldier of the 1st or Royal Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Company, in the mid distance.
Nineteenth century regiment history
The 1st battalion was sent to Ireland after the end of the Napoleonic wars, and stationed there from 1816 until 1825, when it was moved to the West Indies, where it remained until 1835. The 2nd battalion, however, had a more active time; based in India, it was involved in the Third Anglo-Maratha War, where it fought at the Battle of Nagpore (1817) and Battle of Mahidpur (1818), and in the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824-26. It moved to Scotland in 1830, and to Canada in 1836, where it was involved in the Rebellions of 1837. A move to the West Indies in 1843 was complicated by half the regiment being shipwrecked and delayed several months, but was successful, and the regiment finally returned to Scotland in 1846.
Very Good. Item #1700