When I was writing the Big Book, I had a lot of trouble finding information on snapsacks, particularly the long leather tube style. There was so little evidence that I’d seriously considered pulling the section entirely.

On a recent visit to the National Gallery of Victoria I found the image I’d been looking for. Not quite in my own backyard, but an easy 10 hour drive south. Here’s the painting and below is the detail.

Andries Booth, 1635-41. Travelers by the well.

Detail from the bottom right corner.

More from the NGV later.

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