Occupation title source   Postbood
Occupation title (english) Postman
Hiscode 37030
Description of Image A postrider stands on a country road with his legs stretched apart. He holds a wrapped package under his right arm, and a box under his left. Suspended from both hands are mail bags or pouches with draw strings. The postman wears a soft cap; has a stout cape wrapped around his shoulders, tied at the throat; and has a chain with the badge of his office hanging around his neck. In the background at the left, a second postrider is standing next to a horse. Mail, packages, and newsletters were transported across the Netherlands by postriders on horses and by barges, in-land ferries, and sailbo...
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Gender Male
Title of the image Postbood
Translation (English) Postman
Language source Dutch
Country source The Netherlands
Artist's name Lenaert Bramer
Artist's years and locations 1596-1674
Date of creation 1659 (circa)
Medium Drawing
Collection name Straatwerken
Provenance Prentenkabinet, Leiden
Collection address University of Leiden
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