Serbian Society Armigers "Milosh Obilich"

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Re: Serbian Society Armigers "Milosh Obilich"

Postby goran zajic » 03 Dec 2015, 14:48

The artis is Gordon Napier from Buckinghamshire, UK.
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Re: Serbian Society Armigers "Milosh Obilich"

Postby Chris Green » 03 Dec 2015, 15:05

Er, It's fantasy Chris. It doesn't have to represent reality ;-)


Fantasy of course, but since the artist dutifully distinguished between the keel (black) and the freeboard (brown), it's a pity that the cog appears to float like a cork. Heraldic depictions of medieval ships supposedly floating on water often fell into this error, probably because the heraldic artists of the time had no understanding of matters nautical. (The artist who put together this feast of heraldic whimsy does in fact know how to paint ships, so yes, it is deliberately fantastical.)
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Re: Serbian Society Armigers "Milosh Obilich"

Postby Ton de Witte » 04 Dec 2015, 08:31

great painting !
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