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1854 Pencil Drawing - Peterboro Family Crest

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A fine pencil drawing of the Peterboro coat of arms family crest. Signed lower right indistinctly and dated June 1854. In very good condition with usual signs of age and slight adhesive marks to margins.

Motto:Nec.Placida.Contenta.Quieta.Est which is a quotation from Vergil's Aeneid, book 9, line 187 which reads : "mens agitat mihi nec placida contenta quieta est" meaning literally : "My mind urges me and it is neither placid nor satisfied and quiet".

It is Nisus, a young warrior eager for glory and adventure, who says the above words when he wants to enter the enemy's encampment with his friend Euryalus and kill many warriors who lie in a drunken sleep.


Size: 16 x 21cm (6.3" x 8.3")
Sheet: 23 x 28cm (9.1" x 11")
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Code LW113
Date 1854
Dimensions 16 x 21cm
Medium Graphite
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