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The day-book or ledger of a professional London painter of heraldic escutcheons

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MS. Eng. misc. b. 8

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The day-book or ledger of a professional London painter of heraldic escutcheons for funeral hatchments, family coaches and the like, who also supplied banners and other trappings of a funeral, 1711-19.

The nobility and gentry giving an order usually supplied information respecting the arms, and the book is accordingly furnished with many arms in trick, and sometimes even with seals and bookplates: but the name of the painter seems nowhere to occur. There is an index of the entries.

Dates

  • Written in 1711-1719

Extent

172 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. b. 8, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. misc. b. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19433

Abstract

The day-book or ledger of a professional London painter of heraldic escutcheons

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32678

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at an autograph sale at Sotheby's on Nov. 10, 1899, as part of lot 325.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

17 × 5 5/8 in.
Title
The day-book or ledger of a professional London painter of heraldic escutcheons
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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