So many things.

Wing from an altarpiece showing Christ before Annas, c. 1525-30, Master or Cappenberg.  Philadelphia Museum of Art

So many things to love:

  1. The x-shaped slashing on his back, which makes him look kind of like an apple pie.
  2. The high-waisted breeches
  3. The red under-tights
  4. The black mary jane shoes that have the extremely low vamp & sides
  5. The dude in the background’s codpiece


  1. Do you have a reference for the work? Looks early 16th century german to me, but it’s always nice to be able to place a painting properly (and for future research).

    Love the falling down stockings on the guy in the front of the frame

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