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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A GROUP OF THREE FINE AND RARE AMERICAN GOUACHE AND WATERCOLOR PAINTED COAT-OF-ARMS ON PAPER, ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD BASS, GEORGE SEARLE AND JOHN COLES, PROBABLY NEWBURYPORT AND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1775-1810
comprising examples from the Pearson family (with original frame and glass), the Titcomb family and the Grant family.
14 by 9 3/4 in., 13 3/4 by 9 3/4 in., 8 1/2 by 6 5/8 in.; 35.6 by 24.8 cm, 34.9 by 24.8 cm, 21.6 by 16.8 cm
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Provenance

Joe Kindig Jr. & Son, York Pennsylvania, January 2004;
Vogel Collection no. 737.1.

Catalogue Note

For additional information on colonial coat-of-arms see Harold Bodwitch, “Early Water-Color Paintings of New England Coats of Arms,” Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 35, 1951, pp. 172-210.

The Grant family motto TANQUAM DESPICATUS SUM VINCO translates to "Though despised, I conquer."  According to Burke & Burke's 1842 A General Armory of England, Scotland and Ireland this coat-of-arms originates in the County Hants (Hampshire) in the northeastern village of Crondall.  The crest is dated 1810 and surmounted by initials JG flanking the base of the helmet.  The lower register is inscribed He Beareth Argent three Lions rampant, and a chief Azure, by the name of Grant. The work of this particular example is attributed to Edward Bass of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The Titcomb family register is inscribed He beareth Or, Fefs between three Foxes' Heads erased Gules, Crest a Dexter Arm couped above the Elbow, armed and garnished Or, the Hand grasping a broken Lance Gules. By the Name of Titcomb.  The work of this particular example is attributed to George Searle of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

The Pearson family crest is inscribed He beareth Parted per Fefse, Crenelle, Gules and Azure, three Suns. Crest a Sun, by the Name of Pearson. The work of this particular example is attributed to John Coles of Boston, Massachusetts.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York