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A WILLIAM IV PAINTED-CANVAS HATCHMENT WITH THE ARMS OF THE 11TH BARON ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR
A WILLIAM IV PAINTED-CANVAS HATCHMENT WITH THE ARMS OF THE 11TH BARON ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR
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A WILLIAM IV PAINTED-CANVAS HATCHMENT WITH THE ARMS OF THE 11TH BARON ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR

MADE AFTER THE DEATH OF LADY ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR, 1836

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A WILLIAM IV PAINTED-CANVAS HATCHMENT WITH THE ARMS OF THE 11TH BARON ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR
MADE AFTER THE DEATH OF LADY ARUNDELL OF WARDOUR, 1836
The arms of Arundell quartering Chideocke, another, and Howard quarterly, with in pretence an escutcheon with the arms of Smythe quarterly, impaling Tichborne; the shield, beneath a baron's coronet, supported by a lion rampant gardant ducally crowned and an owl ducally crowned; all on the double-headed eagle of a Count of the Holy Roman Empire
50 ½ x 50 ½ in. (128.3 x 128.3 cm.)
Provenance
By repute, New Wardour Castle, Tisbury, from where purchased by David Vicary, Kilvert's Parsonage, Chippenham, Wiltshire.
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Lot Essay

These arms show the descent of the Arundell family through Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour (c. 1560-1639), himself descended from a family settled in Cornwall since the 12th century, who had served the Imperial army at Gran in Hungary. For his heroism in capturing the standard of the Turks he was created a Count of the Holy Roman Empire in 1595 by Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1576-1612). On his return to England Arundell was elevated to the Peerage in 1605 as Baron Arundell of Wardour.

His descendant, Henry Benedict Arundell, born 1804, married firstly in 1826 Lucy Smythe, who died the following year, and secondly in 1829 Frances-Catherine, second daughter of Sir Henry Tichborne, Bart., by whom he had two sons. He succeeded his brother as the 11th Lord Arundell of Wardour in 1834.

This hatchment, which is painted black behind the impalement for the funeral of Lady Arundell, was made following the death of Frances-Catherine on the 19 April, 1836.

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