Sunday, October 10, 2010

Muscovite Reitar 1660s

I have been researching the Russian reitars of the 1653-67 war, that was the war where our Polish-Lithuanian Republic was  first invaded by the  Tsar of Muscovy Russia ( I use the name Muscovy until the reign of Peter the Great who created Russia, as per Lev Gumilov thesis) then by the Swedes and prince Rakoczi of Transylwania  George_II_Rakoczi .
this is the image thus far ... 


Samuel said...

Marvelous piece! :)
(However didn't Muscovites grew larger beards? ;) )


Artist - David Lemon said...

Just started following your blog.. Your very good.. Nice meeting you

Dario T. W. said...

thank you very much for your comments.

my intent was to show young, noble Russian/Muscovite nobleman already going 'Western'(Western Europe that is).

Mr. David, it was a pure chance to see your works in person - I do some sculpting and it is only horses, and your horses are awesome, especially since they are so 'historical' in conformation. I am following your blog too, these videos showing you working on the pieces are so educational - simply put fantastic