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    Lightbulb Ottomans by Daniel Hopfer after Jan Swart

    There is a set of five prints by Daniel Hopfer of Ottoman Sultan Süleyman and his cortege after earlier prints by Jan Swart.

    The originals by Swart may not have had many captions. Hopfer has captions as Three Ottoman trumpeters, Mamalucke, Haiden (Pagans) & Arabische (Arabs) but versions appear in the Códice De Trajes with different captions: MOSQVWITER rather than Mamalucke, THIRCKEN rather than Haiden and TATERN rather than Arabische.
    Does anyone have the originals by Jan Swart?

    Prints by Daniel Hopfer of Süleyman and his cortege

    Illustrations of Ottoman Costume & Soldiers
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    Last edited by druzhina; 06-11-2018 at 06:34.

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    Lightbulb Re: Ottomans by Daniel Hopfer after Jan Swart

    I have had a couple of messages about the Jan Swart prints, so here are large images from the Rijksmuseum, Netherlands:
    Ottoman trumpeters by Jan Swart van Groningen
    Mamalukes by Jan Swart
    Suleiman the Great & his cortege by Jan Swart
    Ottoman Haiden by Jan Swart
    and from the British Museum:
    Arabs by Jan Swart

    The Hopfer versions are close copies of these except for some details. For example the scabbard of the Mamalukes, whose hats are shaggier in the Swart prints

    Only 1 of the Arab's feet is showing - this has no shoe or stirrup, just a spur. Is that normal?

    Anax at Historum pointed out that the Mamalukes' coat of arms is like this one:

    Martin Schrot in his Wappenbuch, 16th century, attributes this coat of arms to the first bey of Bithynia, Osman I.
    Hubert de Vries' National Arms and Emblems - Byzantium

    16th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
    Last edited by druzhina; 01-29-2018 at 09:36.


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