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Heraldic fan leaf

A heraldic fan leaf, a quick ready reference designed to interpret the status of British royalty and nobility with reasonable accuracy. Presumably the fan was intended as an accessory at the theatre, pleasure gardens and and other social events. The outer...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Apr 2019

Interview with Marcus Meer

Our first MEMSA speaker of Easter term is Marcus Meer (Centre for Visual Arts and Culture), who will present ‘The Visuality and Spatiality of Heraldic Conflict in Late Medieval Augsburg’. This seminar will take place on Tuesday, 26 April at...

[Interior of a gothic crypt]

“Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Nov 2015

An early modern color guide

As I was answering a reference question yesterday relating to heraldic funeral processions in Folger MS V.a.447—a heraldic miscellany written by John Guillim shortly after he was made Portsmouth Pursuivant of Arms—my eyes snagged on a...
From: The Collation on 13 Jan 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 65

Love, by sure proof I may call thee unkind, That giv’st no better ear to my just cries; Thou whom to me such my good turns should bind, As I may well recount, but none can prize; For when, naked boy, thou could’st no harbour find In this old world,...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 26 Dec 2014

So much for goats, or, cute creatures in coats of arms

John Guillim’s partial manuscript draft of A Display of Heraldry (ca. 1610) was featured in our recently closed exhibition, “Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare’s England.” We showed an opening depicting...
From: The Collation on 19 Nov 2014

A merry life & a short one!: The Drunkard’s Coat of Arms, 1707

Alcohol has long been accountable for the peaks and troughs of many romantic relationships, from bleary-eyed beginnings to booze-fuelled disputes and divorces. It has been at the centre of social life for thousands of years, providing endless amusement...
From: The History of Love on 7 Jul 2014

Symbols of honour: heraldry at the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Edward IV heraldic scroll The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, has just opened a new exhibition on the subject of heraldry, entitled Symbols of Honour: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare’s England. We think of coats of...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Jul 2014

William Dethick and the Shakespeare Grants of Arms

A guest post by Nigel Ramsay For many visitors to the Folger’s Heraldry exhibit, “Symbols of Honor,” the stars will be the three original draft grants on paper of Shakespeare’s coats of arms. These belong to the English heralds’...
From: The Collation on 1 Jul 2014

An argent lion rampant: coats of arms in 17th-c. books

In recent months, the Folger Shakespeare Library added a rare emblem book to its holdings, a thin quarto bound in pasteboards holding 24 unnumbered leaves . The emblem book presents itself as a “new year’s gift” containing 13 engravings: one coat...
From: The Collation on 24 Jun 2014

The English baronage from William I to James I

514 colored drawings of the arms of English barons, including the kings and queens of England from William the Conqueror to James I. Title: The English baronage from William I to James I, [18th century?] Catalog Record Folio 49 3499 Acquired January...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Apr 2014

Can you spot the differences?

Have a look at the coat of arms worn by Edwin Booth (1833–1893) in the title role of Shakespeare’s King Richard III. Notice something wrong? Richard III tunic worn by Edwin Booth in the 1870s. Hint: The conventions Victorian aesthetics aren’t...
From: The Collation on 6 Nov 2013

Charles Catton

Charles Catton the elder (1728—1798) subscribed to the first edition of Kirby’s Method of Perspective, where his name is starred as a member of the Academy of Painting. Catton in some ways had a career that paralleled Kirby’s. Where Kirby...
From: Kirby and his world on 5 Sep 2013

Bishop Hurd and his hatchment

Alison and I had a treat yesterday afternoon - a trip up the tower of Hartlebury church to see the  hatchment made in 1808 to commemorate Bishop Hurd, who had died on 28 May.  The word hatchment derives from the French “achevement”, meaning...
From: The Hurd Library on 12 Jun 2013

Five Calf Skin Volumes, A Lion Passant Guardant and a Splendid Wife

I really am blessed with a very fine wife. This St. Georges Day was my 40th Birthday and, I’ll be honest about it, I was rather grumpy about the milestone, and my 5.50 a.m. alarm to wake me for my day job didn’t do much to improve my mood....
From: The Eagle Clawed Wolfe on 24 Apr 2013

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 13

Phoebus was judge between Jove, Mars, and Love, Of those three gods, whose arms the fairest were: Jove’s golden shield did eagle sables bear, Whose talons held young Ganymede above: But in vert field Mars bare a golden spear, Which through a bleeding...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 27 Dec 2012

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