Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Polnischer Kosak - Anthonis van Dyck

Salvete Omnes,
quick entry - Anthonis van Dyck (or his followers because of the length of the robe) a painting titled Polish Kosak. So it is perhaps not a Kosak (medium Polish cavalryman) but rather a young noble page or retainer riding his bay horse bareback, wearing a long zupan (indicating later 1640s and after), and a red 'kolpak' with 'szkofia' with three crane feather trimmed with fur.

 It is located in the Bavarian State Painting Collections.

by Anthonis van Dyck
 Nota bene Jan Karol Chodkiewicz?

via Wikimedia Commons 


Dario T. W. said...

take a look - easy to access, enlarge and study - great collection by Kadrinazi at Rijks

Dario T. W. said...

Polish stirrups - XVIII century - from Italian auction catalog