Archive for January 1st, 2012

January 1, 2012

Sir Hardolph Wasteneys

The 2nd Baronet Sir Hardolph Wasteneys (1612-1673) painted in 1638. He looks rather smug, but wouldn’t you with all those nice accessories? Check out the lace on his band, the detailing on his baldrick and the buttons on his doublet and breeches.

January 1, 2012

Eight Parliament Generals

From One hundred and Forty Three Victories Obtained since The King’s Attempt to Enter Hull. From left to right, Alex Leslie, Earl of Manchester, Earl of Denbigh, Sir William Brereton, Sir William Waller, Oliver Cromwell, Phillip Skippon, Edward Massey. They all like plain falling bands it seems.

January 1, 2012

Thomas Fairfax

Also from One hundred and Forty Three Victories Obtained since The King’s Attempt to Enter Hull. Tom likes a plain band, but a big one. The regiments are a bit more disordered over his shoulder.

January 1, 2012

Robert Earl of Essex

From One hundred and Forty Three Victories Obtained since The King’s Attempt to Enter Hull. September 1646. Really nice scarf and laced falling band. Check out the perfectly arrayed regiments in the background.

January 1, 2012

Mounted Cromwell

Mr Cromwell on a horse from a single page sheet entitled: A Perfect Table of one Hundred and Forty Five Victories Obtained by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Also detail from the lower right hand corner. Nice scarf worn across his chest, note the scalloped edges.

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January 1, 2012

Oliver Cromwell

Frontispiece from a twenty page booklet entitled: A History or a Brief Chronicle of the Chief Matters of the Irish Warres 1650.

Mr Cromwell looks like he’s been hit by one of those comedy explosions that leaves you with a blackened face. Note the plain linen band.

January 1, 2012

Come Friend Array Your Selfe

From the Thomason tracts, an anonymous single page pamphlet from 1642. Real quality clothes on the soldier, Col Thomas Lunsford of the Tower of London in the only real depiction I know of an English montero cap. Nice bandolier of “boxes” on the bishop too!

January 1, 2012

The Brownists Covenenticle

Or an assembly of Brownists, Separatists and Non Conformists as they met together in a private house to hear a sermon. From a broadside published by John Walker in 1641. Looking at the clothes though I’d not rely on this image as particularly current for the 1640s. Woodcuts tended to get recycled over many years!

January 1, 2012

The Unfortunate Welshman

Nice selection of costume images from this pamphlet about, (unsurprisingly), an unfortunate Welshman by Humphrey Crouch from 1657

January 1, 2012

John & Mary Champian

One of my favourite costume images from this period. It’s a rather sad episode from 1647, but the artist here has included so many really nice details it makes me wish I’d seen more of his work. Still looking….