Sir William Gascoigne (c.1350-1419) Chief Justice of the King’s Bench 1413
Etching and coloured aquatint1 February 1813
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About the artist
Charles Hamilton Smith was a soldier and natural historian. However, Smith also produced accurate drawings for his publications. By 1815 he had written two books on the subject of costume worn in Britain and Ireland before the 17th century: ‘Ancient Costumes of Great Britain and Ireland’ (published 1821) and ‘The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century’ (published 1814-15), which was co-authored by antiquary and historian of arms and armour Samuel Rush Meyrick.