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Willement, Thomas, 1786–1871

Explanation of a picture painted by the late Arthur William Devis for Alexander Davison Esqr. representing Stephen Langton Archbishop of Canterbury shewing to the Barons of England in the Abbey Church of Saint Edmund at Bury the charter of liberties that had been granted by King Henry the 1st and on which the Great Charter of King John was subsequently founded.

Great Britain, 1822?
Physical Description:
1 v. ([2], XVIII leaves) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process ND497.D48 W5 1822
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
"In the painting under cosideration the late Mr. Devis has represented the persons of those barons who were present at Bury by the portraits of their descendants who are now living; the following notes are intended to explain in what way the affinity exists; and to trace the authorities on which such armorial bearings have been given. The numerals commence with the Baron de Ros who stands nearest to the altar, and proceed towards the right of the picture."--Leaf [2].
Pen and brown ink.
Gilt tooled red morocco-style binding; text block edges gilded; pale blue watered silk end-papers.
Preface signed "Thomas Willement Heraldic Artist to the King 1822" at end.
Subject Terms:
Devis, Arthur William, 1762-1822.

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