Tuesday 11 January 2022

Flags of yet another unknown Austrian regiment of Charles VI, as probably carried in the 1740s by the army of Maria Theresa

This is another flag which I have recreated from the flag as depicted in the Triomphes de Louis XV, the contemporary source showing flags captured by the French armies in the 1740s. The flag at the top is as depicted in the Triomphes, which seems rather unfinished to me, with the large gap above the eagle making the composition seem very unbalanced. So I have added an Austrian crown and ribbons above the eagle in the second flag down, as well as in the possible Leibfahne design at the bottom.