The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Pageant shield
  • Pageant shield
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590
  • Wood, canvas, gesso, oil paint, gold and iron
  • Diameter: 48.5 cm
    Weight: 1.67 kg
  • Inscription: 'V E N I A M ·O V O C V N O V E · V O C A R I S' 'I shall come wherever thou art called
    Inscription: 'E T · D V B I T A M V S · A D H V C / V I R V T E M E X T E N D E R E F A C T I S' 'And do we still hesitate to enlarge our prowess by deeds'
  • A314
  • European Armoury III
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Louis Carrand, 1868; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.