Heraldic Design

Pegasus Armorie

Illuminated Documents

Pegasus heraldic artists work primarily in the classical style but with the aid of modern technology. Accordingly, although their designs follow the principles laid down by the mediaeval herald painters, they have the clean and well-proportioned form of traditional art. The consequence is illustrated below.

Pegasus Armorie will undertake commissions for original designs and for selected reproductions. The range includes coats of arms, badges and flags, and clients who wish to petition the appropriate authorities for new grants of arms may have the preliminary sketches of their drafts prepared.

Pegasus Armorie does not encourage fraudulent heraldry, and contractual undertakings to The Baronage Press ensure that no erroneous armorial recognition will be implied by accident. Authenticity is thus guaranteed. Clients may ask for any heraldic artwork to be executed, but no completed design ever includes explicit or implicit recognition of any person or institution as armigerous unless that person or institution has been so recognised by the relevant lawful authority. A painting of a coat of arms completed for Mr John Smith will usually have no name included by the artist. However, it is possible that, if wished by the client and if proven to the satisfaction of The Baronage Press, the painting may be inscribed with a note certifying that the arms as depicted were used, for example, by Sir James Smith of Smithson Park in the early 17th century. It is possible also that the painting may be inscribed with the certification that these are the lawful arms of Mr John Smith as granted to his great-grandfather in 1895, but this can be done only after the receipt of authorisation from The Baronage Press.

Viewers of these pages should note that the images are seen at a resolution governed by the monitor screen in use. This is usually 72 dots per inch (28 dots per cm). Artwork produced for Pegasus Armorie clients is at the very high Linotype resolution equivalent to 2,540 dots per inch (1,000 dots per cm).

Mediaeval in style; contemporary in line

Seton arms, Armorial de Gelre, ca 1395; Scaife arms, Pegasus Armorie, 1995

A lady traditionally bears her father's arms upon a lozenge
whose design may be as ornate or as plain as the client wishes.

Readers who wish to have arms, crests and badges illustrated
for legitimate use may send e-mail to
to request details of the Pegasus services.

This may be done directly with
this linked form
(which may be used also to give specific
details of what may be required).

More low-resolution pictures of Pegasus Armorie artwork

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