Saturday, 9 November 2013

Decorated Armour

Most of these images are of Italianate parade armour from the Wallace Collection. The penultimate image is from a poster advertising the area round Hastings - I assume the picture is of a piece of public sculpture - it seems to feature a decorated metal tunic with images of the area etc.
The last image is from the Museum of African Art in Washington DC - it's a soldier's tunic from the Boer War which the soldier decorated themselves with scenes (presumably from observation).

I've been collecting these in preparation for some new armour paintings.