Object type

stained glass heraldic panel


Shield of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

Place Associated

England (place of manufacture)


circa 1537


Clear, coloured, stained and painted glass, lead


framed: 508 mm x 510 mm x 12 mm 4.7 kg; original panel: 400 mm x 397 mm x 10 mm; quarries: 810 mm x 744 mm x 10 mm 7460 g


Stained glass heraldic roundel with shaped shield of Henry VIII (r. 1590-1547) and Jane Seymour (c. 1508-1537)(dexter: France and England; sinister: (1) Seymour augmentations (2) Seymour; (3) Beauchamp; (4) Esturmy; (5) MacWilliam; (6) Coker) within a rose border containing alternately red and white roses and the initials ‘H.R.’.

The third wife of King Henry VIII, Jane Seymour’s time as queen consort was short lived. Married on the 30th May 1536, she died of postnatal infection on the 24th October 1537, just nine days after giving birth to Henry VIII’s long awaited male-heir, the future King Edward VI (r. 1547-1553).

Before entering Sir William Burrell’s collection, this roundel was in the collections of Arthur Locke Radford (1862-1925) of Bradninch Manor, Devon, and the sculptor and photographer, Richard Cockle Lucas (1880-1883) of Chilworth, Hampshire, who believed this panel to have come from Nonsuch Palace, Surrey.

Credit Line/Donor

Gifted by Sir William and Lady Burrell to the City of Glasgow, 1944


Burrell Collection: Stained Glass

ID Number



Burrell Collection

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