Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fluffiest, cosiest, comfiest ermine ever!

I just found this (rather small) picture of Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein, archbishop and elector of Mainz/Germany from 1756 to 1763. Doesn't that just make you want to save all your money for two decades and then run and get an electoral coat? Honestly, I think the depiction of the fur is quite masterful. And it's not even a cappa!


Anonymous said...

very comfy indeed - perfect for a cold winter night in the archepiscopal palace! do you have a pic of what the whole coat looked like?

leo said...

Yep! Check out the third pic in this post