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Shield

Shield

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1350 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Clear and flashed glass painted with brown/black pigment and silver stain

  • Credit Line:

    Bought

  • Museum number:

    6912-1860

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 118a, case 6

Physical description

Panel of clear and flashed glass painted with brown/black pigment and silver stain. Depicting the arms of Thomas Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick (gules, a fess or between 6 crosslets botonné or).

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1350 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Clear and flashed glass painted with brown/black pigment and silver stain

Dimensions

Height: 34.7 cm in wood frame; taken from object, Width: 30.9 cm in wood frame; taken from object, Depth: 2.0 cm in wood frame; taken from object, Height: 23.8 cm sight; taken from object, Width: 20.3 cm sight; taken from object

Object history note

From the Strawberry Hill collection. At time of acquisition, thought to be 15th century.

Historical context note

Arms of Thomas Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and one of the founder members of the Order of the Garter.
The arms of Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick, appear in the Falkirk Roll (c.1298) and the Caerlaverock Poem (c.1300) as gules a fess between 6 crosses crosslet or.
The Earl of Warwick was one of the leaders on the Calais campaign (1346/7). His arms are described in the so-called Calais Roll as gules, cruillé or a fess or.

Sir John de Beauchamp of Somerset was one of the leaders on the Calais Campaign (1346/7). His arms are described in the so-called Calais Roll as 'gules 6 martlet or fess or'.
Sir Walter de Beauchamp was one of the leaders on the Calais Campaign (1346/7). His arms are described in the so-called Calais Roll as 'arms of England label argent'.

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and flashed glass painted with brown/black pigment and silver stain. Depicting the arms of Thomas Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick. English, about 1350.

Materials

Glass

Subjects depicted

Coat of arms

Categories

Stained Glass; British Galleries

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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