1 drawing : pen and ink on laid paper ; image 18.4 x 20 cm, on sheet 21 x 22.7 cm
Artist identified as Tovey in the Sotheby's catalogue description of the volume in which this drawing is bound. Date based on publication date of the work in which this drawing is bound. Formerly owned by Lindsay Fleming, Aldwick Grange, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Sold at Sotheby's (Lindsay Fleming sale), lot 144, to Pickering & Chatto for W.S. Lewis, 23 March 1972. Mounted on page 182.2 in volume 1 of James Dallaway's interleaved, extra-illustrated copy of his: Inquiries into the origin and progress of the science of heraldry in England. Gloucester : Printed by R. Raikes, for T. Cadell, London, 1793. Presumably copied from illustrations by Wenceslaus Hollar from: Dugdale, W. The antiquities of Warwickshire illustrated. London : Printed by Thomas VVarren, in the year of our Lord God, 1656. Title devised by curator; alternative title written in ink below image. William Baron Ferrars of Chartley, 1440 -- Isabella Countess of Warwick, 1430 -- Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 1430 -- At Newnham, 1527 -- At Newnham, 1570.
Drawing divided into five compartments, each containing one or more figures with a label written below. "William Baron Ferrars of Chartley, 1440" shows a man turned slightly right, spurs on his boots, kneeling on a pillow with his arms held chest-high in front of him. "Isabella Countess of Warwick, 1430" shows a woman turned to the right, wearing a hat and a fur-lined cloak, kneeling with arms raised at a pedestal on which an open book is balanced. "Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 1430" shows a man turned to the left, kneeling in front of an open book on a pedestal, his arms held out in front of him. "At Newnham, 1527" shows a man in armor labeled "Sir Wilim Filding Knight" next to woman labeled "Elizabeth Polteney", both kneeling, a helmet between them in the foreground, two tombs in the background. "At Newnham, 1570" shows a woman labeled "Dorothie Iane" next to a man in armor labeled "Sir Wilim Filding Knight", both kneeling, a helmet and glove on the ground in front of him, a tomb and column in the background.
At Newnham, 1527. At Newnham, 1570. From Dugdale's History of Warwickshire Isabella Countess of Warwick, 1430. Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 1430. William Baron Ferrars of Chartley, 1440.
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Inquiries into the origin and progress of the science of heraldry in England.
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