Richard Pierce

The royalist mayor of Devizes who kept the Swan in the town was painted by an unnamed artist in 1643 He’s wearing a tall crowned felt hat and what looks like (from the cuffs) a brown coat over a black doublet. On top of the whole layered ensemble is a paler brown cloak and a neat linen falling band. The portrait is in the Wiltshire Museum collection

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One Comment to “Richard Pierce”

  1. Looks to me like the doublet turn back cuffs are black. The doublet itself looks brown with a darker coat over the top. Nice view of the lining of the cloak aswell. Short hair and tall crown makes me wonder if he is trying to appeal to all like Thomas Wentworth was though to do with his shorter hair style. Great picture. Thanks.

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