A Moorish king riding on a leopard, attended by subordinates, all carrying gold: a float in a pageant, 1616, representing the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Lithograph by H. Shaw after Munday.

  • Munday, Anthony, 1553-1633.
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"Then commeth the king of Moores, gallantly mounted on a golden leopard, he hurling gold and silver every way about him. Before, on either side, and behinde him, ride sixe other his tributarie kings on horse-backe, gorgeously attired in faire guilt armours, and apt furniture thereto belonging. They carry ingots of golde and silver, and each one his dart, and in this order they attend on him: shewing thereby, that the Fishmongers are not unmindfull of their combined brethren, the worthy Company of Golde-smithes, in this solemne day of triumph."--Anthony Munday, loc. cit. The courtiers carry gold bars and the king throws gold coin as if they were of base metal


[London] : [Printed for the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers], [1844] (Printed by Standidge)

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image ca. 31 x 45 cm


Bears an inscription of four lines of fascimile manuscript in English

References note

Anthony Munday, Chrysanaleia: the golden fishing: or honour of fishmongers applauding the advancement of Mr. John Leman, alderman, to the dignitie of Lord Maior of London. Taking his oath in the same authority at Westminster, on Tuesday, being the 29. day of October. 1616. Performed in hearty love to him, and at the charges of his worthy brethren, the ancient, and right Worshipfull Company of Fishmongers. Devised and written by A.M. citizen and draper of London, Printed at London: by George Purslowe, 1616


Wellcome Collection 2971534i

Creator/production credits

Designed by Richard Munday after devisings by his father Anthony?

Reproduction note

After the watercolour records or designs of the pageant in the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers



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