B9. Arms of Lisley Earle of Rothois

Watercolour on paper. 13 x 8 1/2ins.
Coat of Arms probably copied from an ancient document. Meticulously painted but very inaccurate. Inscription on the reverse refers to Norman, son of George 4th Earl of Rothes, who was implicated in the murder of Cardinal Beaton and later died in France 1554. This original could not be old enough to be contempory.