PORTRAIT OF A LOUTH MILTIAMAN
c. 1810
Unknown  
Portrait of a Louth Miltiaman by Unknown
Photograph © John Kellett/Drogheda Borough Council
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Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 56 x 48 cm
Permanent Catalogue No. DMAC 0051
Status: In Conservation
Provenance: 1959

This is a portrait of an officer, probably a subaltern of the Louth Regiment of the Irish Militia, raised in 1793. The single epaulette indicates an infantry company, while the silver belt-plate and buttons bear the name 'LOUTH' surmounted by a crown. The belt-plate shows a shamrock, the buttons the letter 'M'. The work was purchased with the aid of the Friends of the National Collections of Ireland.
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