Archive for March 13th, 2012

March 13, 2012

Young Boy 1630

Bit early for the 1640s but I love this painting, also from the Colchester and Ipswich collection. This upper class, pre-breeches lad is sumptuously dressed in a silk brocade slashed doublet and petticoat with a nice lace band, matching cuffs, wide brimmed hat and red shoes.

March 13, 2012

Boy and Hemet

Painted by an unknown artist, this painting is in the Ipswich and Colchester museums collection. Unusual cutwork, rather than lace collar, and braided doublet.

March 13, 2012

A Most Certain Strange and True Discovery

of a Witch. Being taken by some of the Parliament Forces as she was standing on a small plank board and sailing on it over the River of Newbury. Nice piece of reportage from 1643. Whether she was a witch, we’ll never know, but she is wearing an untied coif, bodice, petticote, kerchief and apron. The cuffs of her smock are visible too. No shoes though.

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