Inspection of a Cavalry Regiment, Cornelis Troost, 1742

Inspection of a Cavalry Regiment, Cornelis Troost, 1742

oil on canvas, h 47.5cm × w 66cm More details

The proudly erect drummer leads the troops out while beating the marching pace on his drums. For Paulus the position of timpanist was a promotion compared to his previous employ as a servant. Yet in this painting the Black man is still depicted with a silver collar around his neck, even in this more prominent function.

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