Thursday, 30 July 2015

Dutch infantry from the Royal Collection

from here 
thanks to Wienand Drenth for finding this. 


A drawing of four soldiers, facing front, similarly clad in brownish-grey coats, cuffs and woollen stockings, but with different hats. They all bear their guns on their shoulders. Inscribed, verso: A. Van Everding / 10 Novr 1777. The old attribution to Allart van Everdingen was based on the inscription on the verso, however the soldiers' equipment indicates that the drawing was executed after his death in 1675, and probably dates from the early years of the eighteenth century.

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