Four Fifers by Urs Graf, 1523


Swiss, German and French army musicians are shown here, emphasising the similarities of military costume encountered in the 1520s. If anything, the Frenchman is more ornately dressed than his Swiss or Landsknecht companions (Kunstmuseum, Basle).
Source: p68 Pavia 1525, by David G. Chandler (Editor)   Date: 1523

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