Monday, October 3, 2022

Johann Christoph Brotze - various horse drawn vehicles from Riga circa 1790sAD

 Salvete Omnes,


from wiki commons comes this collection of colored drawings by Johann Christoph Brotze, a Saxon emigre to Russian Empire where he was a teacher and then director in Riga's Imperial Liceum (high school), then Latvian Riga was  a very large city in Russian Empire. 


from the uniforms it seems to me the drawings were made circa 1785-95AD, when the Russian Imperial Army adopted Polish designed uniforms -   

a special northern visitor from the land of reindeer


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