Three treasures from the Finch Hatton Archive by Various artists

1) The First Lord Hatton's Book of Seals which records many documents and seals that have subsequently been lost.

Details

Medium:
Leather & vellum & parchment & ink & coloured pigments & paper & gilding
Dimensions:
1) 47.5 x 38 x 6 cm; 2) 47.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm; 3) 45 x 33 x 3.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £135,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
Trustees of the Winchilsea and Nottingham Settled Estates

Includes a depiction of the earliest known seal of an English noble, Odo of Kent, pre 1089; 2) The First Lord Hatton's Ceremonial of the Creation of the Knights of the Bath which follows the knight's progression from being bathed to the actual anointment; 3) Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chanceller, survey of property which includes maps by the cartographer Ralph Treswell.

Provenance

Archive of the Finch Hatton family of Kirby and Holdenby; on deposit at Northamptonshire Record Office since the 1920s.

Venue details

Northamptonshire Record Office Wootton Hall Park, NORTHAMPTON Northamptonshire NN4 8BQ 01604 762129 www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Community/archives/Pages/Visiting-the-Record-Office.aspx

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