Posted by Bob Whitworth on August 06, 1998 at 10:03:35:
In response to Nelson's Cockade, written by Captain Everett on August 06, 1998 at 01:09:57
>>The print is accompanied by a written description which states that his hat borne too personal touches. Instead of the usual black cockade [also widely used in the British Army] he has a diamond and silver chelengk ornament presented to Nelson by the Sultan of Turkey shortly after the Battle of the Nile. The other was a green eyeshade fastened to the headband, folding down as required.<<
Thanks for the info Jason. The ornamental cockade does seem to be one that could have diamonds in it. At least it looks that way in the Gillray print. Does Embleton's print, or the description reveal what color the horsehair was that surmounted this metal cockade?
- Nelson's Cockade Captain Everett 19:40:02 8/06/98 (0)
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