Lancer of the Royal Guard.

Lancer of the Royal Guard. French Army uniforms. France Military costumes.

French Lancer of the Royal Guard 1816 to 1830.

French army of 1816 to 1830. Lancer of the Royal Guard.

Armee Francaise de 1816 à 1830. Lancier Garde Royale.

After a drawing by F. Bastin. From a series: Armee Francaise 1804 à 1815. Paris Impr. Jules Rigo et Cie.

Note:  French Army Swiss Guard, French Guard, Grenadier in 1790.

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