Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are studies of three ceremonial vessels here. The largest is the Fishmongers’ Company barge. Annotations run down the right-hand side. ‘Tho Bradbury’ seems to be a reference to the Lord Mayor of London in 1509,1 although his significance here is unclear. ‘All Worship be to God | only’ is the motto of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers,2 and below is a note of ‘Blue Gold’ beside a schematic representation of the Company’s shield, which incorporates three crowned dolphins flanked by crossed pairs of crowned fish, on a blue ground. ‘Helmet cross Blue H and | cross’, ‘Red [...] crown’, and ‘X Key Gold Gd Red’ describe other aspects of the coat of arms, including three pairs of St Peter’s crossed keys in gold on a red ground. ‘Mermaid Merman Green’ refers to carved figure supporting the shield.
Around the barge and the sculptures on the roof of its cabin are further notes: ‘Triton’, ‘Green’, ‘Red & Gold’, and ‘Black Gold’. Above the small boat and flags at the bottom right inscribed ‘w Dolphin | Blue’. See also the studies on folio 26 recto opposite (D17962).
See ‘Addenda: The Mayors and Sheriffs of London’, British History Online, accessed 17 December 2014, http://www
.british. -history .ac .uk /no -series /new -history -london /pp889 -893