Barnabies Summons

or Paie your Groat in the Morning. Satirical single sheet publication on the dangers of drink printed in London in 1652. Barnaby was a proverbial name for a drunkard and he is definitely the worse for wear, being comforted by a fox after a long night. He is fashionably dressed though for the early 1650s, with a short doublet under which you can see his shirt and ribbon decoration at the bottom of his unconfined breeches. Nice rosettes on his shoes and notice the detail of the construction of his cap.

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2 Comments to “Barnabies Summons”

  1. Thank you, sir. There are so few descriptions of the common womans dress that it is a treat to see, even under such circumstance.
    Kathy D

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