Halberdier with dog

Halberdier with dog

Halberdier with dog

Halberdier with dog, probably Frankfurt am Main, 1700-1705. Baroque pearls, gold, enamel, silver, gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds, steel, blued. H 16.0 cm, W 7.5 cm, D 5.4 cm. VI 111. Green Vault. © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

In the figure listed as "Swiss" gems already in inventory of 1725 is a Swiss guard. The bearded soldier comes in confident pose, accompanied by his dog. His costume is similar to that of the Swiss Guards at the French court, where it was based in Dresden. After the 1656 by Johann Georg I. Swiss Guard was established in 1680 abolished for reasons of economy again, Augustus the Strong was born in Switzerland in 1701 tried again for an infantry regiment and a Catholic bodyguard of the Polish royal household to recruit. He followed in the model of the Brandenburg-Prussian court, where Frederick III.set new standards. The traditional body-guard, which was first drawn up in 1505 by Pope Julius II in the Vatican, was an important part of court ceremonial. Their job was to protect the members of the royal family and escort when traveling or festive occasions as well as to make their rank according to the official guests waiting. The email painted front of the typical work of commenting on the character of the base Verbecq Hellebardiers. It directs attention to the porch of a stately building, where a voided money bag lying on a table in the foreground. The tape appears on the scene with the saying "Point d'argent, point de Suisse" (translate as with "No money, no goods") alludes to the expensiveness of the prestigious Swiss Guards at. Perhaps, however, it also hides a dig at the embarrassing things of Baron le Jay, who had been sent on behalf of Augustus the Strong of recruiting Swiss, who entrusted to him for that purpose funds but sacrificed his own extremely lavish lifestyle.
Source: http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2013/08/26/27899124.html

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