Archive for February 15th, 2012

February 15, 2012

John Belasyse

Painted by Gilbert Jackson, sometime between 1640 and 41 we think. The royalist officer is painted in a splendidly fashionable doublet and breeches, falling band that is almost completely cutwork, two layers of the same on his cuffs and a nice pair of soft boots with matching boot hose. The sword he is holding will hang from the matching embroidered baldrick when he puts it over his shoulder.

February 15, 2012

The world Is Ruled and Governed by Opinion

Large pamphlet by Henry Peacham 1641

Nice smart suit worn by the guy on the right:

But what is this chap sporting? I have no idea!