- Museum number
Shield with the charge of arms of Holbein, one of three designs for Holbein's own heraldic arms, from the 'Jewellery Book'; bull's head with ringed nose and star above, within a cartouche
Pen and black ink, with blue wash, cut diagonally
- Production date
- 1532-1543 (circa)
Height: 21 millimetres
Width: 21 millimetres (diameter)
- Curator's comments
- See also SL,5308.1-179
Compare with SL,5308.42
Compare with SL,5308.164
LITERATURE: Reid, pl. 4; His, pl. xl, 4; LB, ii, p. 336, no. 29d; Ganz, p. 70, no. 395, repr.; White, p. 568, no. 158; Sutton Place, Renaissance, p. 79, no. 66 11 d (incorrect inv. no. given); BM Dürer and Holbein, p. 242, no. 208(d), repr.
See SL,5308.42 for a discussion of the different designs which incorporate the artist's arms.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1960, BM, Sloane Drawings, (no cat.)
1983 May-Sep, Guildford, Sutton Place, 'Renaissance', no. 66ii
1988 Jul-Oct, BM, Age of Dürer & Holbein, no.208d
2006/7 Sep-Jan, London, Tate Britain, 'Holbein in England'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Dept. of Manuscripts to Prints + Drawings on 20 July 1860. For a history of the contents of Sloane 5308, see SL,5308.1.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Add.5308.a (Dept. of Manuscripts Mss no.)