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Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:48 pm
by J Duncan of Sketraw
Lord Lyon George Burnett, LLD, WS, leads the procession of heralds to the Merket Cross of Edinburgh to make the Royal Proclamation of the opening of Parliament published in ‘The Graphic’ of the 11th February 1888, artwork by B Hall.

The Graphic was a British weekly illustrated newspaper, first published on 4 December 1869 by William Luson Thomas's company Illustrated Newspapers Limited. The influence of The Graphic within the art world was immense and its many admirers included Vincent Van Gogh, and Hubert von Herkomer.

The Armorial Register is selling copies of the original print 24"x 16" in (600 mm x 400 mm) which was a centre fold of the Feb 1888 edition of the paper. The illustration is high resolution and has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and is available in two sizes - A4 ( 21.0 x 29.7cm, 8.27 x 11.69 inches) and A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches) size. http://www.armorial-register.com/lyon-heralds.html

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Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:53 am
by Michael F. McCartney
The sizes in both inches and centimeters cited for both A3 and A4 are the same - I assume a typo?

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:57 pm
by J Duncan of Sketraw
I have sorted that out on the website Michael :)

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:44 pm
by Mark A. Henderson
Splendid looking print! Just curious, but are they wearing Bowlers?

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:44 am
by J Duncan of Sketraw
I think its some sort of hard fore and aft type hat. It probably has a name I will see if I can find out Mark

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:36 am
by Chris Green
Current Scottish heralds, like their English colleagues, wear a somewhat baggy form of the Tudor bonnet, not dissimilar to that worn by Knights and Ladies of the Garter and other British Orders of Chivalry, or indeed to the cap worn in the only extant picture of the first Lord Lyon whose image has been found, Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount (LL 1529-55):

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The problem with that image is that Sir David (if indeed it is he) is clearly not wearing a tabard.

The de rigueur headgear in the days when Court Dress was still worn was the cocked hat with feathers, though I cannot (yet) find a picture of a Scottish Herald so attired:

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This is Sir Algar Howard, successively Norroy, Norroy & Ulster and Garter.

Re: Lord Lyon Proclamation at Edinburgh 1888.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:43 am
by Mark A. Henderson
I am familiar with the bonnet, but what they are wearing in the print, as far as I can tell, does not resemble a bonnet. Hmmm, I suppose I will have to purchase this print to investigate. :)