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To show that he is an officer on duty, Hewitt wears a silver gorget around his neck. The ‘wings’ on the shoulders of his uniform distinguish him as a member of a light company. He carries a fusil or light musket, a weapon frequently carried by light company officers. Portraits of officers carrying such a weapon are rare.
oil on canvas
H 76.8 x W 64.3 cm
purchased from the Parker Gallery, 1977