Archive for January 8th, 2012

January 8, 2012

Rupert’s Sumpter and Private Cabinet Opened 1644

Scurrilous pamphlet from post Marston Moor. Rupert hides in a bean field whilst his dog lies dead and soldiers search for him. Sadly not enough detail to draw any conclusions about what the soldiers are wearing, but an obviously contemporary woodcut.

January 8, 2012

Alderman Abel 1641

From the life of Alderman Abel, printed in London in 1641. He wears the standard clothes of a learned man of increasing years, gown and ruff, but notice the rolled up sleeves and lace edged kerchief and coif of his wife on the left. She also seems to be using her apron, doubled up as a carrying device.


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January 8, 2012

Study of Officer

Also by David Teniers the Younger from 1647. A good study of an officer from the period in several poses. Note the scarf knot is round the back, well out of the way, unlike many posed portraits of the time.

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January 8, 2012

Study of soldiers

By David Teniers the younger. Drawn we think in 1647. A Dutch artist, but these pencil drawn soldiers could easily be English. No real details here, but a great study of the style of the common soldier in the 1640s.