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The armorial bearings of John first Duke of Bedford: CAL 51-2007

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Current Location: In storage


The armorial bearings of John first Duke of Bedford


Calligrapher: Wood, Anthony



Raised leaf gold on gesso base, shell gold, gouache on calfskin manuscript vellum

Legal notes

Given by Anthony Wood

Measurements and weight

Height: 215 mm
Width: 150 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Wood, Anthony


Production date: AD 2000

Materials used in production

Gold leaf

Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin)

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 51-2007
Primary reference Number: 167357
Old object number: Calligraphy/Wood/2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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