Thomas Dandy of Coombs

Painted by unknown artist in the 1650s  and hanging in the Museum of Thetford Life, this is a cracking picture of a gent in what I would call a dutch coat, though Mr Dandy probably just called it a coat. I have no information about Thomas, but he looks quite well-to-do in a long wool coat with fine bobbin lace on his band and cuffs. There are some splendid buttons on his coat too, but the resolution on the photo insn’t quite up to showing any detail.

Thomas Dandy of Combs, Suffolk

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