An Officer, possibly of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot
An Officer, possibly of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot
An Officer, possibly of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

PHILIP JEAN (1755-1802)

An Officer, possibly of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot

c. 1785 United Kingdom

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with powdered hair en queue, wearing a red coat, with blue facings and white epaulette, white waistcoat and black stock
Gold frame with paste border
Navette shaped

When the corps was raised in December 1755, the 62nd, or Royal American, Regiment of Foot was ordered to dress exactly like a regiment of the British Army, except that the uniform was to have no regimental lace, in recognition of the regiment's proposed role in the forest warfare of North America. Lapels and cuffs of the 60th were blue, the traditional facing colour of Royal regiments. As the red coats were usually, but not always, lined with the regimental facing colour, the turn-backs on the coats of the 60rh were probably blue. In December 1797, the 5th Battalion of the 60th, raised in England, was armed with rifles and dressed in green jackets with red facings. This was the introduction of the green jacket that was to become the outstanding feature of regimental dress of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot.
From the date of its raising in 1755, at least one battalion of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot served in North America until 1824, when the name was discontinued and the unit was redesignated The 60th (The Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps and Light Infantry) Regiment. This title was changed to The 60th (Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps) and, in 1830, the regiment was renamed The 60th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps).

We are grateful to Mr. Christopher Bryant for his help in identifying the possible Regiment.
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The late Brigadier Viner Collection
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Height 4.50 cm (1.77 inches)
Stock Code
4940
Medium
watercolour on ivory
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