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12 September 2009

New Armorial: Shank & Shanks

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 08:40

A new “One Name” Armorial is in production for Shank and Shanks. The blazons for the Arms are online and I hope to add the various images as time permits.

If there are any errors or omissions, please do let me know.

11 September 2009

Heraldry on the BBC – Waking the Dead

Filed under: People,Places,Query — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:38
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Whilst watching a recent episode of the BBC’s “Waking the Dead” I noticed some heraldic stained glass in one scene. Using the marvellous BBC iPlayer I managed to get this screenshot;

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The story line has the location as a convent in Ireland. However, I dare say the BBC’s location budget puts the building a bit closer to London.

Now to identify the five sets of Arms and the building.

My start;

Window – L to R Blazon Armiger
1 Argent two bars wavy between three eagles displayed Azure .
2 . .
3 . .
4 Gules two chevron(el)s Argent .
5 Argent three mullets Azure within a bordure Sable .

A Dutch Seal?

Filed under: People,Query — Stephen J F Plowman @ 09:41
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A request for assistance from Mark Aronson, Chief Conservator of Paintings, at the Yale Center of British Art. One of the pictures on display in their current exhibition – Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors from the U Collection is;

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Adam Silo (ca. 1674–1772), Dutch shipping off the Low Countries, 18th century, oil on panel

On the back is a seal they would like help in identifying.

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The Daubuz Gainsborough

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 07:30
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An update regarding the earlier topic “Wax Seals”;

I made posts about the seals at rec.heraldry, the Heraldry society of Scotland and the International Association of Amateur Heralds. My colleague, John Tunesi of Liongam, identified the Arms as those of DAUBUZ.

Arms: Ermine a chevron gules between three acorns slipped and pendent proper [in chief a crescent for difference]
Crest: A griffin’s head with wings addorsed [no tinctures given for the crest]

Source: Burke’s General Armory – p. 264 & Papworth’s Ordinary – p. 428

An email from Mark Aronson of Yale University advised that their Curator of Paintings, Angus Trumble, had found a connection to John Claude Daubuz of Killiow, Cornwall. He also kindly provided a photograph of Gainsborough’s “The Cottage Door”

3 September 2009

Wax Seals

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 18:52

I have been contacted by Andrea Guidi di Bagno, the Chief Paintings Conservator for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to see if I can assist in identifying three wax seals. The seals were found on the back of a painting by Thomas Gainsborough.

Seal A
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Seal B

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Seal C

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Seal C is the only one that is obviously heraldic.

The game is afoot!

1 September 2009

New Armorial: Morison & Morrison

Filed under: People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 11:24
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A new “One Name” Armorial is in production for Morison and Morrison. The blazons for the Arms are online and I hope to add the various images as time permits.

If there are any errors or omissions, please do let me know.

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