Foster Coat-of-Arms

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1790

GUSN

GUSN-241505

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

Descriptive Terms

hatchments
mahogany (wood)
oil paint (paint)
gesso
Painting

Inscription

"IBI LIBERTAS" (painted on banner under the shield )
"Executed for Harrison Gray Otis in England, circa 1790." (pencil)

Associated Building

Associated With Harrison Gray Otis House, First House (Boston, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United Kingdom

Dimensions

11 3/8 x 11 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Sargent Collier

Accession Number

1992.172

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
England (United Kingdom) [country]