Sunday, 29 June 2008

French classical helmet of the 1660s and 70s

Details of paintings of the siege of Tournai and Maastricht showing the 'classical' helmet worn by only some French pikemen - Swiss, guards, etc. - I have never seen an example of this helmet other than in contemporary pictures - I wonder if any exist in a museum somewhere?


Anonymous said...

I can't help thinking that the so-called "French classical helmets" are just variations of the "bourguignotte" or burgonet style helmets. Cf.

Anonymous said...

Concerning french helmet of the 1670's, take a look at this engraving of the Siege of Maastricht