Panel with Washington Coat-of-Arms

Object Name: 
Panel with Washington Coat-of-Arms

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Object Name: 
Panel with Washington Coat-of-Arms
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.2.10 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 47.2 cm; W: 34 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1540-1549
Web Description: 
These windows, with the coat of arms of George Washington’s ancestors, were in Sulgrave Manor in England for several centuries. President Washington descended seventh in line from Laurence Washington, who bought the manor from King Henry VIII in 1539.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sitwell, Sacheverell, Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
WASSHINGTON / AND KITSON
Inscription
Primary Description: 
Stained glass panel of irregular, oval shape with Wasshington [Washington] coat-of-arms (left side): Argent (silver), two bars (a horizontal band across a shield), gules (red) in chief (the upper part of the shield), three mullets (a star of five points) of the second (i.e.red). In the fesse point (the center part of the shield) a crescent gules (a red crescent) for difference; impaling (two coats-of-arms displayed side-by-side in one shield). Kitson or Kytson arms: Sable (black) three trouts or luces (fish) hauricant (fish displayed upright) in fesse (a single band drawn horizontally across a shield) argent (red), a chief (upper part of a shield) or (gold). Inscribed below, in capitals: "WASSHINGTON/ AND KITSON."
Stained Glass Before 1700 in Upstate New York (2004) illustrated, pp. 87-92; Pl. 9; BIB# 86517
Stained Glass: Jewels of Light (1988) illustrated, p. 51; BIB# 59584
The World of George Washington (1974) illustrated, p. 16; BIB# 18864
George Washington's Great- Great- Great- Great- Great-Grandfather Slept Here (1957-10) p. 112, front and back covers;
Discoveries and Acquisitions: News of Art and Archaeology (1957-06-08) p. 951, bottom left;
Two Washington Ancestral Panels Are Sold (1957-06-01) illustrated, Sec. I, left ill.;
Sale Room (1957-06-01)
Exceptional Prices in the Sale Room (1957-06-01)
£3,200 Paid For Stained Glass Coat of Arms (1957-06-01) ill., right;
High Prices for French Antiques (1957-06-01) ill., left;
Stars and Stripes (1957-05-26) illustrated, p. 99, pl. V;
Life of George Washington (1855) p. 34, note;