Painted Pageantry; RUM Class 2022 by Countess Gwenhwyfar Mywnn

Welcome! I am so glad you have an interest in painted banners! 

This page contains works cited during an in-person presentation showcasing evidence for painted banners in medieval history, held at the

SCA event of RUM 2022. Enjoy! 

Yours in Service, 
Countess Gwenhwyfar Mwynn

Works Cited

Alba Bible Digital Manuscript URL:

Arfaioli, Maurizio. The Black Bands of Giovanni: Infantry and Diplomacy During the Italian Wars (1526–1528). Pisa: Pisa University Press, Edizioni Plus, 2005. ISBN 88-8492-231-3

Bhattacharya-Haesner, Chhaya. Central Asian temple banners in the Turfan Collection of the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin.  Painted Textiles from the Northern Silk Route; from Monographen our indishcen Archaologie Kunst un Philogogie series, Bd. 15 Published 2003 Reimer. ISBN-10  :  3496027444

Balfour, Iain (2009). Famous Diamonds (5th ed.). Antique Collectors' Club Ltd. p. 244. 

Cennini, D.V. Thompson, The Craftsman’s Handbook;“Ïl Libro dell’Arte”, Dover Publications, USA, 1960

Chinois Pelliot, 2044, Département des Manuscrits, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris (hereafter BnF), See Huang and Wu 1995, p. 159. Credit, Allan Ding.

Diebold Schilling, Swiss Federal Chronicle of Lucerne’s. 1513. 39-39.5 x 27.5-28.5 cm. Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland.


Długosz, Jan (1448). Banderia Prutenorum (in Latin). Jagiellonidan Digital Library,   Krakow, Poland.

Evans, Enlish Art, 64. Title: English Art 1307 - 1461 [ The Oxford History Press1949. JOan Evans.Publisher: Oxford University Press

City of Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

Funeral Banner of Baron Petermann Raron, d. 1479, After 1479.86 x 81 cm Silk Taffeta, painted. Swiss National Museum, Zurich, Switzerland. Inventory number: KZ-5722

Griffin Banner Milan, Italy 16 cen. Paint on silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hardanger Voss Museum Online Collection

McGill, P. A.,Pacou & R. Erskine Riddlell, The Burgundian Army of Charles the Bold: The Ordinance Companies and Their Captains, Freezywater Publications, Lincoln 2001

Nao Capitana de la Santa Liga in the Battle of Lepanto.URL: Museum of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Paolo Ucello, Niccolò Mauruzi da Tolentino at the Battle of San Romano (probably c.1438–1440), egg tempera with walnut oil and linseed oil on poplar, 182 × 320 cm, National Gallery, London

Paolo Ucello, The Counterattack of Michelotto da Cotignola at the Battle of San Romano (c.1455), wood panel, 182 × 317 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris  the Louvre Mueum

Ring, Grete. “‘Le Grand Siècle Des Ducs de Bourgogne’ at Dijon.” The Burlington Magazine, vol. 93, no. 582, 1951, pp. 296–98. JSTOR, Accessed 13 Jul. 2022.

Romano, Girolamo. Madonna of Mercy Processional Banner. 1540. Oil on Linen*&offset=60&rpp=20&pos=72

Sancy Diamond, photo credits; The Louvre, Paris.

Seehase, Hagen and Detlet Ollesch. Burgundian Wars. Publisher:  Zeughaus Verlag GmbH (July 1, 2019)ISBN-10  :  3963600144

St. Olaf Silk Banner. URL:

The Council of Ten (Consiglio dei Dieci) June 15, 1310 ( The Widow of St. Mark’s Flag.

Virgin of Ghent, Museum of Ghent, Bijlokesite Godshuizenlaan 2 - 9000 Gent 09 267 14 00.

Wang, MICHELLE C., XIN WEN, SUSAN WHITFIELD, Buddhism and Silk: Reassessing a Painted Banner from Medieval Central Asia in The Met. The Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol 55 2020. University of Chicago Press, Journals Division.

Wolfthal, Diane. “Agnes van Den Bossche: Early Netherlandish Painter.” Woman’s Art Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, 1985, pp. 8–11. JSTOR, Accessed 13 Jul. 2022.

Woods, Kim, Carol M. Richardson and Angeliki Lymberopoulou ED. Viewing Renaissance Art. Yale University Press, 2007. Page 51.

That's it for now! If you are interested in learning more about painting banners (Linen and silk) feel free to connect with me personally on Facebook (Gwenhwyfar Mywnn) and check out some of my previous silk banners.