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Elector Augustus of Saxony Cranach, Lucas (1515-1586) |  German. 1565.

Elector Augustus of Saxony Cranach, Lucas

17th Century: Falling band collar and cuffs on top of outer coat

Century: Falling band collar and cuffs on top of outer coat

c. 1665 17th century  A back view of the petticoat breeches, ribbon loops decorate the waist and hem. The full wide ruffles at the bottom of breeches were called canons.

A back view of the petticoat breeches, ribbon loops decorate the waist and hem. The full wide ruffles at the bottom of breeches were called canons.

The buff coat was a feature of military dress during the 17th century, usually worn under a breastplate. Originally these garments were made of European buffalo (or wild ox) hide, which is where the term 'buff' comes from. By the mid-17th century, they were most frequently made of oil-tanned cow leather. The thick leather made the coat good protection, not only against musket balls and sword cuts, but also from the friction of the armoured plate worn over it.

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Coat ca. via The Victoria & Albert Museum “Object Type The buff coat was a feature of military dress during the century, usually worn under a breastplate. Originally these garments were made of European buffalo (or wild ox) hide, which.

Gaston de France, Duke d'Orleans, ca. 1633 (Sir Anthony van Dyck) (1599-1641) Musée Condé, Chantilly, PE 125

Gaston, Duke of Orléans Son of Henry IV of France and Marie de Medici. Husband to Marguerite of Lorraine and Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier

BBC - Your Paintings - Catherine Lucas (1617–1701/1702), Lady Pye, 'Dame Catherine Pye' Henry Giles 1639

BBC - Your Paintings - Catherine Lucas Lady Pye, 'Dame Catherine Pye' Henry Giles 1639

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