Saturday, 14 February 2009

Grenadiers 1707

This image - a detail of The Arrival of Venetian Ambassadors at the Tower Stairs May 1707 by Luca Carlevaris is interesting in that it shows Grenadiers (presumably one of the Guards regiments as no other regiments were allowed in the capital) in a ceremonial role - wearing the sword belt baldric style and minus the cartridge box.

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