Flemish Militia on the Leugemeete Frescos

14th century frescos of the militia of Ghent in the Godshuis St Jan-St Paulus (Hospice St John-St Paul) or Leugemeete were discovered under white-wash in 1846 & 1861. They were demolished in 1911. Only drawings and reconstructions survive.
Reconstructions from
Recherches Historiques sur Les Costumes Civils Et Militaires des Gildes Et Des Corporations De Métiers by Félix de Vigne, 1847
    1) Brotherhood of St George
    2) Brotherhood of St George
    3) Brotherhood of St Sebastian
    4) Butchers' Guild
    5) Fishmongers’ Guild / Bakers’ Guild
    6) Brewers’ Guild
    7) Textile Cutters’ Guild

Reconstructions from
Afbeeldingen van het Sint-Pietersdorp en de Stad Gent
    1-3) Brotherhood of St George / Brotherhood of St George / Brotherhood of St Sebastian
    2-6) Butchers' Guild / Fishmongers’ Guild / Bakers’ Guild / Brewers’ Guild
    7) Textile Cutters’ Guild
There are marked differences in the interpretation of the frescos between the two sets of reconstructions.



Low Countries foot-soldier, 14th century, by Ian Heath based on the Leugemeete Frescos
14th Century Illustrations of Flemish Costume & Soldiers on The Courtrai Chest (Kist van Kortrijk)
Other 14th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
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