Pedigree showing descent of Lord and Lady Pomfret from King Edward I, circa 1750.

Creator:
Pomfret, Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys Fermor, Countess of, 1700?-1761.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([11] leaves) : 21 ill. ; 31 cm.
Notes:
Sold by Michael Tomkinson July 6 to D. of Q. [?] Purchased from Davis & Orioli, 1925.
In English.
Note, in 19th century hand, pasted on front flyleaf: From Horace Walpole's letters to Sir Hor. Mann, Sept. 1st, 1750, "I have seen one [a pedigree] infinitely richer and better done, it is for my Lady Pomfret. She and my Lord both descend from King Edward I by his two Queens. The Pedigree is painted in a book; instead of a vulgar genealogical tree, she has devised a pine-apple plant, sprouting out of a basket on which is King Edward's head; on the leaves are all the intermediate arms." v. 2, p. 222. 1857 ed.
Binding: full calf with marble endpapers; elaborately tooled in gilt with the initials "HP" tooled on front cover; new spine.
Abstract:
Manuscript on vellum, in a single hand, of 21 elaborately illuminated pages, each with a unique decorative boarder, illustrating the ancestry of Lady Henrietta Pomfret and Thomas Fermor, 1st Earl Pomfret as descended from King Edward I. The genealogy appears on each recto; on the facing-page verso is painted a sprouting pineapple plant decorated with coats of arms. On the first page, opposite a portrait of Edward I, are letters illuminated with gold leaf.
Topics:
England--Genealogy.
Topics:
Edward--I,--King of England,--1239-1307--Family.
Pomfret family--Ownership.
Pomfret, Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys Fermor,--Countess of,--1700?-1761.
Pomfret, Thomas Fermor,--Earl--1698-1753.
Tomkinson, Michael--Ownership.
Language:
English
Genre:
Escutcheons (Heraldry)
Genealogies.
Illuminated manuscripts.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Quarto
498
P77 Ms.
Quarto 498 P77 Ms.
Orbis Record:
1736783
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr31854 (parent)
oid pointer:
15948823
Citation:
Pedigree Showing Descent of Lord and Lady Pomfret. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Number of Scans:
Job167
OID:
15948822
PID:
digcoll:2794315

Number of Pages: 40
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