House Sign, Castle Sign

Every Englishman’s home is his castle…. The adage has been in use for at least four hundred years. According to a blog post on Quoteland, the earliest recorded use is found in a 1581 guide to early years education written by a man named Richard Mulcaster. As early as 1642, Thomas Fuller used it with a tone of disillusionment. In any case here’s a sign from someone whose house still is, at least in name, his castle:

Wilton Castle House Sign Image

This style of artwork – gilded outline drawing – is rapidly increasing in popularity.

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