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: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1540-1549
Credit Line: 
The Corning Museum of Glass
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."
Reign and Rebellion
Venue(s)
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 2022-11-05 through 2023-09-05
The exhibition will explore the Stuart monarchs’ impact on the development of early Virginia and the coming of the American Revolution, as well as their legacies in Virginia today. Through portraits, artifacts, and historic documents visitors will discover stories of Indigenous Virginians, Africans and people of African descent, and European colonists as well as encounter issues of race, economic inequality, and the fragility of democracy to learn how the past is present today in the Old Dominion.
Stained Glass Before 1700 in Upstate New York (2004) illustrated, pp. 87-92; Pl. 9; BIB# 86517
A History of Colonel John Washington Chapter (1990) illustrated, cover; BIB# 44084
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;