For the Pendraken painting competiton’s Mounted category, I painted some French  chasseurs à cheval, all from the 16th regiment including the standard bearer featured in Post 70. I painted an officer conversion (see Post 45) and an elite company conversion (see Post 65) both with modelled bearskin colpacks and twin fringed-epaulettes. If I had been thinking straight, I wouldn’t have chosen to paint cavalrymen for the competition that had blue on green stripes and buttons running down their trousers as they proved rather tricky to photograph, never mind paint! LEFT Colonel Maupoint of the 16th Chasseurs à Cheval, 1809.

Cavalry for the Painting Competition