Coat of Arms


  • Family Coat-of-Arms Oil Painting

Carpenter Family Coat-of-Arms
the stretcher inscribed in ink “Captain Carpenter”
Rhode Island
18th Century
Oil on canvas, white pine, gilt and gesso
10 1/2” x 12 1/2” canvas, 12 3/4” x 14 1/2” framed

This is an extremely important oil on canvas coat -of -arms of the Carpenter family with the name “Captain Carpenter” inscribed in ink on the back of the top stretcher of the painting. Another related oil on canvas coat-of-arms by the same artist was done for the Dyer family, Quaker founders of Rhode Island. Like the Carpenter example, the Dyer piece has “Capt Dyer” inscribed in ink on the same location as the Carpenter coat-of-arms. Stylistically both coat-of arms have a great deal in common reflecting the same hand at work and both examples survive in their identical original carved gilt wood frames made by the same hand.