Trumpeter of the 24th

For the trumpeter of the 24th Chasseurs I added a modelling-putty bearskin colpack and used the Otto Manuscript for colour inspiration. I gave my miniature a capucine (see the last post) jacket as in the Otto painting, this time with a bright scarlet base coat. The Otto painting does not depict a trumpeter’s usual reversed colours but instead a colour scheme described as the most theatrical of
the entire manuscript – perhaps influenced by the regiment’s time in Italy. I decided to paint the trumpeter’s sheepskin saddlecloth black as was usual for trumpeters mounted on white horses as opposed to the white one in the Otto painting. Angus McBride painted an impressive version of the Otto trumpeter (although credited to Suhr) published in Osprey’s Napoleon’s Line Chasseurs.
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