Friday, 1 May 2009
Arthur Bowlings Uniform Illustrations 1660-1685
Given away with Military Modelling in the early 1990's was a booklet on British Infantry regiments 1660-1914 by A H Bowling (I know it sounds a bit like JRR Hartley & Fishing!)
'Mick' Bowling illustrated the long out of print Almark books published in 1970-71 'British Infantry Regiments 1660-1914' and 'Scottish Regiments and Uniforms 1660-1914'. The illustrative style as the MM booklet describes it was 'mechanical, but it had a charm of its own, with all uniform details precisely executed and, above all correct.'
These illustrations were for the first time published in colour in the October 1992 MM by Ken Jones as a tribute to Arthur Bowling who died in 1991.I have just included the ones relevant to this blog.