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Sir John and Lady de Hardreshull, panel
(14th century)

stained glass, lead
72.8 × 59.9 cm
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1922
Gallery location
14th - 16th Century Gallery - Painting & Decorative Arts
Level 1, NGV International
The subject of this panel is Sir John de Hardreshull and his wife Maud holding a shield with the family arms. The panel probably came from a chapel in Merevale Abbey in Warwickshire, and would have formed part of a larger window. The birds on the shield (martlets), an emblem of the family, are repeated on the couple’s costume. Sir John Hardreshull is shown dressed as a knight.