Friday, October 28, 2011

Chocim 1673 - fragment of the Olesko painting

some time ago I posted this sketch of mine digitally painting over the Olesko painting  showing then grand Crown hetman Jan Sobieski defeating the Ottoman army at Khotyn (Chocim) fortress.
Well, surfing the net I found this fragment of the painting showing very nicely two heavily armoured winged hussars armed with long painted  lances and pistols, the second hussar has wings on his back. They seem not to have wild animal skins on their backs, although the second one has what it appears an animal skin/pelt shabraque underneath his saddle:
 I intend to fiddle with these guys a bit by doing some sketches and perhaps a watercolour or digital painting...

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