Hussars and Infantry of the Duke of Brunswick Oels's Corps.
London Pub.d. 2.d. July 1812 by Colnaghi & C.o. 23 Cockspur Street.
Very fine coloured aquatint with large margins; 1811 J. Whatman watermark. Plate: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13").
Exterior scene in which three soldiers, dressed in their distinctive black uniform, stand in conversation, one leaning against a horse. Three mounted soldiers are depicted in the middle distance. The Duke of Brunswick Oels's Corp had originally been a voluntry corp created by Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1771-1815) to fight Napoleon. Once incorporated into the British Army the corps, made up principally of Prussians and German patriots, was cut off from recruiting in Germany and so was restricted to recruiting from prisoner of war camps. Nevertheless, the corps played its part in several battles including the Battle of Waterloo. From "Costumes of the Army of the British Empire, according to the last regulations of 1812".
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