|Description:||Calligraphed vellum leaf with a central shield with calligraphed text in pen and ink within an elaborate border containing coats of arms and other vignettes, pen and (col.) ink and watercolour and gold, 47,5 x 40 cm. With "Tomkins Scripsit" in pen and ink and "Sharpe Pinxit Doctors' Commons" in gold, dated "One Thousand eight Hundred and eight".|
Wrinkled and speckled; some details rubbed away; some small repaired tears in upper margin, slightly affecting the image.
Prince Adolphus Frederick (1774-1850), the tenth child and seventh son of the British King George III, obtained the Freedom (i.e. became member) of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London.
We add: parchment leaf (74 x 33 cm) with 20 coat of arms same period