Monday, August 24, 2015

Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham - Another Perry Miniature

Here is the Duke of Buckingham figure from the three figure Perry set. Sir Humphrey was a close supporter of Henry VI, yet tried to keep the peace between the king and the Duke of York. He was wounded at the First Battle of St Albans.

The figure is in full plate armor of the period with a civilian coat over it. He is also wearing a fashionable headdress - or possibly drying his hair with a towel.

The duke was present at the relatively bloodless Battle of Ludlow Bridge which had Yorkists leaders escape before overwhelming Lancastrian forces.
Sir Humphrey was killed at the Battle of Northampton in 1460, and buried at Grey Friars.

The King Henry VI figure is next.

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    1. Thanks, Ray. I want a hat like the duke's too! :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks again, Anne. I see you've gotten back to brushwork again - lovely stuff! Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Phil, for your kind words and visits. Best, Dean

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  4. You really are making a great job of these Dean.

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    1. Thank you, Michael - appreciate the visits and kind comments. Best, Dean

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  5. Excellent work here Dean! I am really enjoying these figures! Might have to get some myself.

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Rodger. Glad you're enjoying them - Perrys never let done on their quality. Warm regards, Dean

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  6. Another great miniature!

    You are lapping me once again Dean! It seems my production is at the lowest point I can remember. I've no doubt that being out of work is seriously affecting my painting-fu.

    Anyway, here's to brighter days ahead - and more great miniatures flowing from your painting desk!

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    1. Thanks, Greg. Sorry to hear about your current tough times. I'm praying things will improve soon. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. You've made a great result of this Perry sculpt - I'd go as far as to say the good Duke of Stafford is pretty "Fashion Forward" with that head adornment;0)

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    1. Thanks, Soren. Who would've thought a bath towel wrapped around wet hair was a status symbol. Best, Dean

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  8. Great painting work!! I love this colours!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I think some clothing may have had fancy embroidery, but with the nicely sculpted folds, it was just as well to just add highlights. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I can see puffy sleeves right around the corner. :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Vic! Regards, Dean

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  11. Great painting. That blue hat of his is a very nice eye catcher.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and comments; yes, that headdress is quite an elaborate piece. Regards, Dean

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