Heraldic Achievement c1764 No1
Antique Original Framed Heraldic Achievement c1764 Delivery: This item is delivered FREE to the UK ONLY. For International shipping cost and enquiries please email before purchase.
An Original Heraldic Achievement from Baronageium Genealogicum by Joseph Edmondson c1764. The Right Honourable Bennet Sherard Earl of Harborough Viscount Sherard & Baron of Harborough. Bennet Sherard, 1st Earl of Harborough (9 October 1677 – 16 October 1732) Created Viscount Sherard in 1718, and Earl of Harborough in 1719 he was a British peer and Member of Parliament.
A Copper plate engraving on laid paper accurately hand coloured in water colour in accordance with the Heraldic codes as recorded at The College of Arms London, the official repository for coats of arms and pedigrees since c1555. The laid paper has some age tone commensurate with age and now has a conservation backing to prevent further discolouration to the coloured plate.
The print is mounted within a custom made frame. The internal frame profile is coloured old white/gold tint. Surrounded with a convex profile in a classic antique red beneath gold gilt effect.
Dimensions: Frame Width 17.5 x Height 25” x Depth 1.5” Actual Print: Width 10.75 x Height 18”. The old glass has been replaced with 3mm Acrylic. This acrylic is about half the weight of glass and at least 10 times stronger. This means safe delivery of the framed artwork by door to door courier is now possible.
Background: Joseph Edmondson (died 1786), was an English herald and genealogist whose principal work is the Baronagium Genealogicum ("or the Pedigrees of the English Peers, Deduced from the Earliest Times: Originally Compiled by Sir William Segar, and Continued to the Present Time"), 5 volumes, published in London, 1764. The plates of arms are very well executed, drawn by Edmondson with some of them engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi. Many of the large quartered coats were presentation plates, contributed by the peers at their own expense. A copy of the work in the British Museum has many valuable manuscript additions by Francis Hargrave.
The word achievement in Heraldry does not mean that something has been accomplished; it is in fact the name given to a completed display of a coat of arms. The achievement is firstly composed of the Shield which, the most important part of the design, has the charge painted upon it.
A Genuine antique print over 250 years old from Rare Maps and Prints.