Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Joshua Reynolds' Robert Orme 1756

Painted in 1756 in the uniform of the Coldstream Guards Captain Robert Orme was wounded at Monongahela where he was a-d-c to Braddock - the events in the background of this masterwork are thought to represent this battle. It's interesting to note the angle of the cocked hat as it perches across the head.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir,
    I have long admired this portrait of Orme. It seems to be a perfect representation of the period doesn't it? Thanks for posting.
    David Corbett