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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Coat of arms charged with figure in classical armour on horseback, plunging a spear into a shield decorted with fleur de lys on the ground; supported by a lion at left and sailor at right, and crested by Britanni, a banner inscribed: "For our country" below. 1758
    Etching and engraving


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1758
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 440 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 310 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image at base with dedication to William, Lord Blakeney,"Grand President of the laudable Order of Antigallicans." by the printmaker, and below image with production detail: "Wale delin.", "Boyce sculp." and publication line: "Published Oct. 1st 1758, according to Act of Parliamt. by W. Reeve, at Shakespear's Head, in Fleet Street/ Price Two Shillings"
  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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