Heraldic Painting and Drawing in Early Modern England

6:30 pm 20 November 2019 The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY

Elizabeth Goldring, Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

This illustrated talk explores the complex market for heraldic drawing and painting in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England, with particular emphasis on the role played by two very different institutions – the College of Arms and the Painter-Stainers’ Company – in the production of such images. The creation of heraldic imagery by individuals affiliated with neither the College of Arms nor the Painter-Stainers’ Company – such as the miniature painter Nicholas Hilliard (a freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company) – also is considered.

Chair : Dr Adrian Ailes