Colour Plates by Oberleutnant C. Righetti, k.u.k. IR Nr. 27

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Colour Plates by Oberleutnant C. Righetti, k.u.k. IR Nr. 27

Post by CMF » 16 Jul 2004 15:16

Hi All,

I have recently come across in a couple of publications a nice colour plate of, if I recall correctly, k.k. Landwehr/ k.u.k Feldjäger/ b.h. Feldjäger uniforms, by an Oblt C. Righetti of IR Nr. 27 [this information is stated at the top of the plate]. Do any forum goers have details about this Officer, have knowledge of whether the plate I describe above was part of a series, or if Righetti produced other artwork?

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Chris

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Righetti

Post by Glenn2438 » 16 Jul 2004 16:37

Chris,

I can't help with a photo or the plates but your Righetti was the eventual Oberstleutnant Camillo Righetti who served with I.R. 27 throughout the war from Hauptmann through Oberstleutnant. Serving most of the war as a battalion commander, he briefly commanded the regiment from 30 June to 27 September 1918 for which he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Leopold.

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Post by CMF » 16 Jul 2004 16:42

Hi Glenn,

Many thanks for taking the time :D . I'll try and get a scan of the particular plate I mentioned above; the 'look' of it seems to me to suggest it being a part of a series!

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Chris

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Righetti

Post by Glenn2438 » 16 Jul 2004 20:25

Hi Chris,

presumably you are referring to this plate?

Righetti continued to serve in the Austrian Bundesheer following the war, commanded Alpenjägerregiment Nr. 10 from 1 May 1920 to 31 Dec 1922 and retired as a Generalmajor.

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Post by CMF » 17 Jul 2004 12:08

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for the extra biog. information!

Thats the plate :D, you've saved me a trip to the scanner :D . . . the version I was going to scan is slightly 'greener' in tint, but we all know what 19th Century/ early 20th Century printing techniques were like, or even modern colour separation.

It would be nice to find out if this indeed was part of a series, and how a serving officer came to be commissioned to produce such a set :D

Best,

Chris

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