precisely yesterday but in AD 1610 Polish Crown grand hetman Stanislaw Zolkiewski leading a small but chosen army defeated the Muscovite army near the village of Klushino.
It was a grand victory... and led to some momentous changes in Eastern Europe.
Today I was looking at the Wiki Commons- Sigismund III Vasa gallery and became pleasantly surprised to 'discover' this image - attributed to Monogrammist ASL and showing our king victorious with Smolensk in the background.
this well known print (made after the lost Tommaso Dolabella painting) :
some details from the drawing:
|winged hussar |
|Old Polish Kozak cavalry |
|winged hussars banner|
|Rotameister or a captain of Polish hajduk infantry or a field commander ordering infantry to action [I 'mirrored' the detail from the original drawing ]|