So proud of our grandfather: Raymond du Puy de Provence was a French knight and was the first Grand Master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitaller) from 1120 to The twelfth century Crypt of The Priory Church of St John, Clerkenwell.
It is described as the Pennant flagship at the Battle of Lepanto Ca It is about 14 times as long as it is wide and is noted as being oil on linen. Only painted on one side with a seam running along it.
Original quilted garment, end of century. It was found in the tomb of the King of Portugal Dom João I. Please, notice how the hourglass silhouette was formed, it is evident on the sides but also on the shape of the button closure.