Archive for October 26th, 2012

October 26, 2012

What Will You Have? A Calfe With A White Face

Satyrical pamphlet from 1649. I think the calf represents new protestant sects coming from Europe, but I could be wrong, the satire is a bit too veiled to see through it from the 21st Century, though if anyone knows for sure…

Still what we have here is a nice little group of gentlemen in their smart end of the decade clothes, short tabbed doublets, felt hats, darted bands on their collars, tightly cut breeches and latchet shoes. The gent on the left has a jauntily cocked hat and an off the shoulder cloak, boots and spurs.