Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Volume W: Display Worksheets

Combined PDF file (59 pages; 2MB)

Cover Page §

Page W.1 PDF, PNG

Heater Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Devices are generally submitted on a standard shield outline, known as an escutcheon.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.2 PDF, PNG

Square Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Badges are submitted on a square outline, even if they are fieldless.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.3 PDF, PNG

Lozenge Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Devices may be submitted on a lozenge, a less-martial alternative to the shield outline.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.4 PDF, PNG

Circular Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Badges are often displayed on a circle, called a roundel.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.5 PDF, PNG

Oval Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Devices may be displayed an oval shape known as a cartouche.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.6 PDF, PNG

Heart Field §

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF

Heart shapes were occasionally used to diplay armory.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Surround PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.7 PDF, PNG

Roman Scutum §

Roman legionaries carried large rectangular shields with a domed central boss.

Page W.8 PDF, PNG

Kite Shield §

Tall shields with a round top and a long tapered point were typical in the 11th C..

Page W.9 PDF, PNG

Truncated Kite §

Later versions of the kite shield had their tops flattened, but retained the pronounced point.

Page W.10 PDF, PNG

Almond §

The almond shape is a pinched oval characteristic of early Italian armorials.

Page W.11 PDF, PNG

Iberian §

In Spain and Portugal, arms were usually displayed on an escutcheon with a round base.

Page W.12 PDF, PNG

German U-Shape §

In German areas, the round base was sometimes combined with sloping sides.

Page W.13 PDF, PNG

Tilting Shield §

Fifteenth-century arms might be shown on a shape suggestive of a tournament tilting shield.

Page W.14 PDF, PNG

Tilting Shield 2 §

Fifteenth-century arms might be shown on a shape suggestive of a tournament tilting shield.

Page W.15 PDF, PNG

Tilting Shield 3 §

Fifteenth-century arms might be shown on a shape suggestive of a tournament tilting shield.

Page W.16 PDF, PNG

Renaisance Shield §

As time passed, the shapes used for escutcheons became progressively more ornate.

Page W.17 PDF, PNG

Foliate Renaisance Shield §

As time passed, the shapes used for escutcheons became progressively more ornate.

Page W.18 PDF, PNG

Italian Renaisance §

Italian Renaissance armorials often used a testa di cavallo, or horse-head shield.

Page W.19 PDF, PNG

German Tournament §

Germanic tournament shields often had fluted ridges and points around the edge.

Page W.20 PDF, PNG
Field PNG, SVG, PDF

English Tournament §

This shield shape is found on the stall plate of John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, circa 1440.

Field PNG, SVG, PDF
Page W.21 PDF, PNG

Embowed Heater §

This escutcheon is based on a standard heater-shield shape but the top is arched up.

Page W.22 PDF, PNG

Square English §

A wide shield with an expanded base allowed for marshaled arms to be displayed together.

Page W.23 PDF, PNG

Late-Period English §

A rectangular shield with small flared corners provided space for complex Tudor designs

Page W.24 PDF, PNG

Engrailed English §

The rounded notches in the upper edge of this shield are probably post-period.

Page W.25 PDF, PNG

Pentagonal English §

An extra-wide shield.

Source: University of Victoria Ms.Brown.Eng.2. (Circa 1580)

Page W.26 PDF, PNG

Engrailed Heater §

The notches in the upper edge of this shield may be a post-period affectation.

Page W.27 PDF, PNG

Engrailed Heater 2 §

The notches in the upper edge of this shield may be a post-period affectation.

Page W.28 PDF, PNG

Octagon Ployé §

Devices may be displayed on a modified lozenge that has been expanded into an octagon.

Page W.29 PDF, PNG

Federal Shield §

This post-period shield shape is used the the U.S. government for highways and police.

Page W.30 PDF, PNG
Surround PNG, SVG

Heraldic Tabard §

Surround PNG, SVG
Page W.31 PDF, PNG

German 16th C. Frame §

Page W.32 PDF, PNG

German 16th C. Lozenge §

Page W.33 PDF, PNG
Surround PNG, SVG

17th C. Scrollwork §

Circa 1650.

Surround PNG, SVG
Page W.34 PDF, PNG

Draped Achievement §

Page W.35 PDF, PNG

Tilted Shield with Draped Helm §

Page W.36 PDF, PNG

Shield with Helm & Mantling §

Page W.37 PDF, PNG
Field PNG, SVG

Tabard with Helm and Banners §

Field PNG, SVG
Page W.38 PDF, PNG

Banner §

A banner is a type of medieval armorial flag, displaying the bearer’s arms.

Page W.39 PDF, PNG

Banners and Lances §

Page W.40 PDF, PNG

Gonfalon 1 §

A gonfalon is a type of medieval armorial flag, hung from a crossbar along the top edge.

Page W.41 PDF, PNG

Gonfalon 2 §

A gonfalon is a type of medieval armorial flag, hung from a crossbar along the top edge.

Page W.42 PDF, PNG

Gonfalon 3 §

Field PNG, SVG
Surround PNG, SVG

A gonfalon is a type of medieval armorial flag, hung from a crossbar along the top edge.

Field PNG, SVG
Surround PNG, SVG
Page W.43 PDF, PNG

Gonfalon and Lance §

Page W.44 PDF, PNG

Pennons §

Badges are sometimes displayed on a pennon, a long, narrow type of medieval flag.

Page W.45 PDF, PNG

Pennons and Lances §

Page W.46 PDF, PNG

Standards §

Badges are sometimes displayed on a standard, a long, narrow type of medieval flag.

Page W.47 PDF, PNG

Standards and Lances §

Badges are sometimes displayed on a standard, a long, narrow type of medieval flag.

Page W.48 PDF, PNG
Surround PNG, SVG

Fluttering Standards §

Artist: Elspeth Farre.

Surround PNG, SVG
Page W.49 PDF, PNG

Crusader, 11th C. §

Page W.50 PDF, PNG

Banner and Shield §

Knights might bear their arms on both a flag and their shield.

Page W.51 PDF, PNG

Mounted Knight §

Horse barding may show a rider’s arms.

Source: The Boys' and Girls' Readers, E. Bolenius, 1919.

Page W.52 PDF, PNG

Lady Justice §

Page W.53 PDF, PNG

English 14th C. Couple §

Sir John de la Pole and wife.

Source: Monumental brasses and slabs, Charles Boutell, 1847.

Page W.54 PDF, PNG

English 14th C. Cotehardie §

Daughter of Edward III.

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893.

Page W.55 PDF, PNG

English 14th C. Sideless Gown §

Page W.56 PDF, PNG

English Late 14th C. Cotehardie §

Page W.57 PDF, PNG

English 14th C. Lord §

The Black Prince, Son of Edward III.

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893.

Page W.58 PDF, PNG

English 15th C. Gentleman §

Page W.59 PDF, PNG