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An early 20th century hand painted escutcheon mounted on an oak shield representing the college coat of arms of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Made by A.W. Crisp & Co. of 16 King’s Parade, Cambridge, with the original label on the reverse of the shield. A.W. Crisp & Co. operated from this address as heraldic artists between 1884 to 1974.


English, circa 1910


Height: 21cm / 8¼"
Width: 16cm / 6¼"

Emmanuel College was founded in 1584 by Sir Walter Mildmay and was named after Jesus of Nazareth. Emmanuel is one of the 16 colleges within Cambridge University which was founded before the 17th century and is one of the larger Cambridge colleges. Sir Walter Mildmay was the Chancellor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth I. In 1677 the College commissioned a new chapel, one of the three buildings in Cambridge designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

An Early 20th Century Coat of Arms Representing Emmanuel College, Cambridge

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