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Thursday, 23 January 2014

David Morier Artists

David Morier Artists

David Morier was a painter of portraits, military subjects and historical scenes who started working for William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland in 1747, when he painted a series of pictures of troops under his command. From 1752 until 1764 he was employed as painter to the Duke on an annual salary of £100, his name also appears regularly in royal accounts from 1764 to 1767. 

1st and 3rd Regiments of Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front in a landscape, one of them reclining against a tree on the right, an embracing couple are sat down on the left, in the distance, groupings of what are presumably soldiers can be seen to be congregating.

1st and 3rd Regiments of Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards, Grenadiers, 1751

4th King's Own, 5th and 6th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a landscape, with an comprehensive stockade wall on the left, and a church spire on the far side, they are standing at the port.

4th King's Own, 5th and 6th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

7th Royal Fusiliers, 8th King's and 9th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a landscape with trees on the left, they stand holding their muskets beside them in their right hands.

7th Royal Fusiliers, 8th King's and 9th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

10th, 11th and 12th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in an open landscape, they are standing with muskets slung.

10th, 11th and 12th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

13th, 14th and 15th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a forested landscape, they are standing with their hands by their sides and the butts of their muskets visible at their feet, on the ground before them.

13th, 14th and 15th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

16th and 17th Regiments of Foot, and Grenadier and Drummer, 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Five soldier, resting on an embankment in a landscape, on the left, a drummer is sat down with his drum beside him, in the foreground, a soldier holds a pitcher, another lies smoking at the top of the slope.

16th and 17th Regiments of Foot, and Grenadier and Drummer, 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

19th and 20th Regiments of Foot, and 21st Royal North British Fusiliers, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, at rest beside a tree in a military campsite, on the right, a seated soldier drinks from a ladle as he balances a pitcher on his right knee, a standing soldier points to a woman seated next to another soldier.

19th and 20th Regiments of Foot, and 21st Royal North British Fusiliers, Grenadiers, 1751

22nd and 24th Regiments of Foot, and 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in an extensive landscape with a cottage on the left, the soldier on the left leans against a large barrel, military manoeuvres are being carried out on a plain in the background.

22nd and 24th Regiments of Foot, and 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Grenadiers, 1751

25th and 26th Regiments of Foot and 27th Inniskilling Regiment of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, in front of a wall over which is a view of an extensive landscape, on the left, one of them is sat down on a the stone balustrade of a flight of steps, holding his sword in his right hand.

25th and 26th Regiments of Foot and 27th Inniskilling Regiment of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

28th, 29th and 30th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a landscape, with a central tree beyond, the Grenadiers are all holding their muskets at the waist, pointing to the right.

28th, 29th and 30th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

31st, 32nd and 33rd Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, at a cottage doorway, one of them, touching a young woman under the chin, is watched by a second Grenadiers sat down behind them and by the woman's small child, both standing in the doorway, a figure climbs over a fence on the far side.

31st, 32nd and 33rd Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

34th, 35th and 36th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing in a landscape, with a bush in the foreground on the left, on the left, a Grenadier walks to the left, his musket on his shoulder, in the centre, another, holding his musket behind his back.

34th, 35th and 36th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

37th, 38h and 39th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a forested landscape, the soldier on the right leans against a tree trunk, whilst the figure on the left walks to this right, with his musket slung across his left shoulder.

37th, 38h and 39th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

40th Regiment of Foot, and Privates, 41st Invalids Regiment and 42nd Highland Regiment, Grenadiers, 1751

Three soldiers, standing in a landscape, with a rotunda and an avenue of trees beyond, on the left, a Grenadier, 40th Regiment of Foot, his left hand on his sword, his right hand holding his musket in the air

40th Regiment of Foot, and Privates, 41st Invalids Regiment and 42nd Highland Regiment, Grenadiers, 1751

43rd, 44th and 45th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing in a landscape with a tree in the centre and a sentry box on the right, the soldier on the left faces half to the right, the central soldier faces the front and the third soldier faces half to the left.

43rd, 44th and 45th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

46th, 47th and 48th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, in an extensive mountainous landscape with a sentry box visible on the extreme left, the soldier on the left faces three-quarters to the rear and holds his rifle over his shoulder.

46th, 47th and 48th Regiments of Foot, Grenadiers, 1751

49th Regiment of Foot, and Fifer and Drummer, Foot Guards, Grenadier, 1751

Three Grenadiers, standing, facing the front, in a landscape with hills beyond, the Grenadier, 49th Regiment of Foot, holds his rifle over his right shoulder, the Fifer, wearing a striped coat, plays his fife.

49th Regiment of Foot, and Fifer and Drummer, Foot Guards, Grenadier, 1751

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