Not on display
With the page turned vertically, a uniform and helmet rather than their wearer are the subject of Turner’s study. He records a plumed, peaked helmet, gauntlets and a sabretache (the flat, square satchel suspended on straps), apparently those of a British Guards cavalry officer.1 There are related studies on folio 67 recto (D12217; Turner Bequest CLIV a 66). Turner’s interest is likely to have been connected with the battle of Waterloo (1815), which he depicted shortly after visiting the battlefield in 1817. For further discussion and related subjects in this sketchbook, see under folio 1 recto (D12124).
Compare for instance images at ‘The Battle of Waterloo uniforms, arms, equipment and training’, British Battles, accessed 22 August 2013, http://www
.britishbattles. .com /waterloo /waterloo -army -uniform .htm