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John McDonald




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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb, 2010 11:23 pm    Post subject: Info on picture needed.         Reply with quote

Hi All.I need help with getting info on this picture.I am interested in the figure in the red border.To be more specific country of origin.Maybe a more specific date if possable.And is it genuine or artistic license at work.


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Romulus Stoica




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb, 2010 12:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You will find this image and more similar pictures here:
http://digital.cs.usu.edu/~watson/bartholomew/cards.html
They are french knights.
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Vincent Le Chevalier




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey, I have this suits of cards Happy

The drawings are by Auguste Racinet and were published in 1888 in Le Costume historique. They represent the state of the art at the time...

Off the top of my head, the particular one you are interested in is a Carolingian knight, but I'd have to check.

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Luka Borscak




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PostPosted: Tue 16 Feb, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have seen this style called frankish, carolingian, 9th century.
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