Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers


Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. An organisation of stainers, or painters of metals and wood, is known to have existed as early as 1268. A similar organisation of painters, who generally worked on cloth, existed as early as 1283. The two bodies merged in 1502; the new organisation was incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1581. Now, the Company is less of a trade association of painters, and more of a charitable company; it is also a supporter of various art schools and universities.

The Company ranks twenty-eighth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. The Company's motto is "Amor Queat Obedientiam", Latin for "Love Can Compel Obedience".

ee also

*Guild of Saint Luke

External links

* [http://www.painters-hall.co.uk/introduction.html The Painter-Stainers' Company]


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