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I am currently doing some resaerch on a painting (1827) of George Jones RA (6 January 1786 – 19 September 1869). He was a British painter and Keeper of the Royal Academy, most famous for his paintings of military subjects incl. Waterloo.

 

The scene shown here is just a smal section of a larger painting depticting a smal German city on the Rhine.

 

My interpretation is that it shows a young couple on the rigth side and the wife’s mother as well as a priest on the left.

 

The groom seems to wear a red jacket with a black collar and golden embroidery as well as an unknown headgear.

 

Is this a British uniform and if so which one?

 

Any help would be highly appreviated.

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I don't know if this will be helpful, but it looks like the soldier in the painting is wearing a gorget around his neck which means that he's an officer (or maybe my eyes are deceiving me.)  His hat looks like a not-very-accurately drawn field bonnet worn by the Royal Sappers & Miners.  The uniform ensemble does, in fact, resemble the sappers and miners working dress (not their regular uniforms) from around the year 1825.  I am puzzled  by the absence of buttons and shoulder straps on the tunic of the man on your painting.  (Maybe the artist just overlooked including these details.)  Perhaps you could use this information as a springboard for further research.  Simi.

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Thank you.

The painter actually was a soldier himself so he should have had the necessary knowledge.

Since none of our British experts reacted I wonder whether it is a uniform at all?

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I think it's a uniform because I believe the man is wearing a British officer's gorget around his neck.  I looked up George Jones and found a picture of him as an older man.  Do you think it's possible that Mr. Jones included himself in the painting?  I am seeing an uncanny resemblance between Jones and the figure in the painting.  Simi. 

 

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The nose - the chin (!) - the eye sockets - you could be right.

 

Jones bore a strong resemblance to Wellington and was sometimes mistaken for him.

 

Would any of the experts be so kind as to enlighten us with respect to the uniform?

 

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