Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Arms of William and Mary

Designer:
Possibly Daniel Marot the Elder (French, Paris 1661–1752 The Hague)
Designer:
Possibly Johannes Christoph Lotijn (Dutch, active 1686–1700)
Maker:
Woven by Hieronymus Le Clerc (active 1676–1719) for William III of England (r. 1688–1702)
Patron:
Commissioned for William III (William of Orange) (born 1650)
Date:
1694–1700
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels
Medium:
Wool, silk, metal thread (20 warps per inch, 9 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 117 x W. 91 inches (297.2 x 231.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.57
Not on view
Inscription: [1] (around coat of arms, woven in silk thread) HONY SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE ("Dishonored be he that thinks ill of it");
[2] (below shield, on ribbon, woven in silk thread) IE MAINTIENDRAY ("I will maintain"; motto of the House of Orange)

Marking: [1] (below, on outer border) B (shield) B, tan letters and red shield (mark of the city of Brussels);
[2] (on lower right hand edge) LE CLERC, in tan.
Commissioned for William III (William of Orange) ; [ French and Co., New York , 1933; sold to MMA ]
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