UNIFORMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY
THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1845
By M. A. Hayes published by Henry Graves & Co 1846
Hayes painted both in oil and water-colour with most of his works being of military subjects, especially those with horses. He had long made a study of horses in motion and produced several pamphlets which he illustrated himself. His uniform subjects were published by some of the most important Lithographers at the time such as Ackerman, Thomas, Graves and Spooners.
The lithographs here, titled The British Army were published by Henry Graves & Co in 1846.
Uniformology note: These 15 lithographs, few originals of which survive in pristine condition, have been completely remastered by Uniformology to enhance the details and hopefully remain faithful to Hayes work.
THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY
THE DRAGOON GUARDS
THE LIGHT DRAGOONS
Michael Angelo Hayes was Born in Waterford on 25th July,1820 and at an early age had gained considerable reputation by his pictures and drawings of horses and military subjects. He made his first appearance as an exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1837 as "Master Hayes"; and again contributed in 1840 and the two following years. In 1842 he was appointed Military Painter-in-ordinary to the Lord Lieutenant. For the next few years he was mostly in London, and exhibited at the New Society of Painters in Water colours, of which he became an Associate in 1848, and in that year made his only contribution to the Royal Academy. Settling again in Dublin he resumed exhibiting in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1853, and in April was elected an Associate. He became a full Member in 1854, and was elected Secretary on 5th March, 1856. He had a fractious relationship with some of the senior members and although he remained in various positions he resigned in 1870. He died from accidental drowning on the 31st December, 1877
FOOT GUARDS, INFANTRY, SCOTTISH & RIFLES
THE HORSE ARTILLERY
THE FOOT ARTILLERY, ENGINEERS, SAPPERS & MINERS