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Foster Coat-of-Arms

1992.172 (RS80840)

Description

Foster family coat-of-arms, oil paint on mahogany wood panel; primarily gold and red design on a dark ground; shield depicts three hunting horns hanging by three clover-shaped ribbons; motto "IBI LIBERTAS" on a banner painted at the foot of the shield; in original giltwood and gesso pierced rococo frame made of pine or fir.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790
Inscriptions
"IBI LIBERTAS" (painted on banner under the shield )
"Executed for Harrison Gray Otis in England, circa 1790." (pencil)
Location of origin
United Kingdom
Associated Building
Associated With Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.).
Material
gesso
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
England (United Kingdom) [country]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
gesso
hatchments
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
Painting
Dimensions
11 3/8 x 11 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.172
Credit Line
Gift of Sargent Collier
GUSN
241505

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