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Heraldry

Heraldry

Heraldry is a system of visual identification that started in the Middle Ages to differentiate knights on the battle field. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, hence a system of visual language developed around heraldry. The designs were meant to be impressive and seen at distance, so had large, contrasting features and colours.

As time went by, noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry was the perfect, visual way for them to brag of their accomplishments. So, heraldry started to be used away from the battle field. Noble families would use heraldry on ceremonial cloths, shields, banners, letterheads, tapestries and anywhere else it may be seen.

Antique prints of heraldry were made to record the symbols used, which heraldic design belonged to which noble family and to provide inspiration and reference for artists who wished to create new heraldry. The antique prints are eye-catching and fascinating and nowadays make great decorative pictures when framed.

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30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Owl, Eagle & Hare, Falcon, Bear's Claw, Phoenix, Eagle Claw, Eagle, B..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Shell, Rabbit, Shell, Wings, Peacock, Eagle, Eagle & Heron, Porcupine..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Knight's Arm, Church, Hand with Rose, Lion Head, Duck, Boar, Ship, Kn..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Arm and Sword, Bonfire, Griffin, Horn of Plenty, Skull, Snail, Ram's ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Deer, Mastiff, Many-headed Dragon, Donkey, Feathers, Duck, Sun, Horse..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Bear, Fish, Greyhound, Blackbird, Rhinoceros Head, Thrush, Tiger, Swa..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Lion, Lion on a Crown, Lion, Merlion, Ship, Fish, Peacock, Soldier, L..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Parrot, Sphinx, Eagle, Lion Head, Peacock, Lion, Thistle, Eagle, Rose..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Griffin, Crocodile, Eagle, Duck, Eagle and Snake, Dragon, Monkey, Swa..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Knight's Arm, Cougar Head, Mink, Dog, Double-headed Eagle, Sleeping D..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include game birds, a squirrel and a beaver with the sayin..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include deer, dogs and a setter with the saying 'Diligent ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include Leda and the Swan, cupids playing a on a see-saw a..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include fish and a man trout fishing titled “Far removed f..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in various poses and the goddess Hebe This ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids, a centaur and a lady with flowers entitled..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The imagesinclude hunting dogs, a fox and a Peacock entitled 'I can a..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in various poses with sayings such as 'The ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include a snake encircling the globe, and a peacock entitl..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in a variety of poses with sayings such as ..
US$30.00