Sir William Segar
Sir William Segar
by Francis Delaram, sold by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, early 17th century
4 5/8 in. x 3 in. (118 mm x 75 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Sir William Segar (1564 or before-1633), Herald and portrait painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
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This portrait shows Segar in his role as Garter Knight Principal King of Arms, an official post of the College of Arms that regulated the display of honours and titles belonging to the nobility and gentry.
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- Making History: Printed Portraiture in Tudor and Stuart Britain (7 July 2007 - 9 December 2007)
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