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oil portrait painting of a swiss guard soldier in armour wearing 16th century dress 1725 x 145 inches
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OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF A SWISS GUARD SOLDIER IN ARMOUR WEARING 16TH CENTURY DRESS 17.25 X 14.5 INCHES.

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

Description:
DESCRIPTION
We are offering for sale this very well executed oil on canvas portrait of a SWISS GUARD , which is unsigned, but entitled verso on the edge of the canvas.
HISTORY OF THE SWISS GUARD
Swiss Guards are the Swiss soldiers who have served as bodyguards, ceremonial guards, and palace guards at foreign European courts since the late 15th century.
Apart from household and guard units, regular Swiss mercenary regiments have served as line troops in various armies; notably those of France, Spain and Naples up to the 19th century (see Swiss Mercenaries).
In contemporary usage, the name Swiss Guard generally refers to the Pontifical Swiss Guard of Holy See.
Various units of Swiss Guards existed for hundreds of years. The earliest such unit was the Swiss Hundred Guard (Cent Suisses) at the French court (1497 1830).
This small force was complemented in 1567 by a Swiss Guards regiment. The Papal Swiss Guard (now located in Vatican City), was founded in 1506 and  ...show more description

About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1850. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art.

Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art

East Midlands
United Kingdom
Tel: 01530 411 126 or 07765 856 171
Int'l Tel: +44 1530 411 126 or +44 7765 856 171
www.mansionhouseantiques.co.uk
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