Coat of Arms

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1785-1795

GUSN

GUSN-2478

Description

A coat-of-arms centering a gold shield with lion rampant on a checkerboard band, surmounted by a helmet and leafy mantling, and a bannerette with inscriptions below. The watercolor has worked in colors of red, gray, blue, black and white. Also, gold pigment and ink on paper. It has an original "Hogarth" style frame with carved and gilded lip and sanded panel enclosed by molded and black painted outer member.

Details

Descriptive Terms

coats of arms
gesso
ink
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
sand
watercolor (paint)
coats of arms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
lion
pine (wood)
Watercolor
Pine
Gesso
Ink
Sand
Unidentified Paper
Painted
Lion
Coat-of-Arms
PICTURE

Inscription

Calligraphied in ink on the front of the image, under the shield is: ""SPERO"" and ""MELIORA"" . Written under this, at the bottom is: ""The beareth OR a Fiefs cheque AZURE and/ARGENT surmounted of a Lyon rampant GULES Langued and/[illeg.] AZURE [illeg.] GULES. By the name of STEWART"". On a typed label on the back is: Coat-of-arms of/Stewart of Blackhall./Matriculated in 1672/and 1677. From ""an Ord-/inary of Arms"" by Sir/James Balfour Paul. On another typed label on the back is: Stewart Arms/this is the Coat of Stewart of Blackhall (1672-1677). It was registered/in the office of the Lord Lyon at/Edinburgh in 1672./Attributed to George Searle, 1751-1796, /Newburyport; or to Robert Cowan of Salem,/ whose Scottish wife was Elizabeth Stewart.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Stewart Family

Maker

Attributed to Searle, George, Mr. (Maker)
Attributed to Cowan, Robert, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Newburyport, MA, USA; Salem, MA, USA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 14 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.504

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