Heraldic Achievement c1764 Now Sold!
Antique Original Framed Heraldic Achievement c1764
An Original Heraldic Achievement from Baronageium Genealogicum by Joseph Edmondson c1764. George O'Brien Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont FRS (18 December 1751 – 11 November 1837) of Petworth House in Sussex and Orchard Wyndham in Somerset, was a British peer, a major landowner and a great art collector. He was interested in the latest scientific advances. He was an agriculturist and a friend of the agricultural writer Arthur Young, and was an enthusiastic canal builder who invested in many commercial ventures for the improvement of his estates. He played a limited role in politics.
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.
Dimensions: Actual Print: Width 10.75 x Height 18”.
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.