(active 1453-1487 in Bruges and Brussels)

Coat-of-Arms of Philip of Savoy

Oil on panel, 94,3 x 58,7 cm
Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Bruges

This coat-of-arms belongs to a series of 28 which is fixed above the choir-stalls of St Saviour's Cathedral to commemorate the 13th chapter of the order which was held there in 1478. The entire series was painted by Pieter Coustens.

The coat-of-arms of Philip of Savoy (b. Chambéry 1434) belongs to the same series as that of Anthony of Burgundy and shows the following inscription: Ph[i]l[ipp]e de Savoie Co[m]te de baugé et S[eigneur] de bresse.

Philip of Savoy was appointed knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece during the 11th chapter which was held in the Church of Our Lady in Bruges in 1468. The same escutcheon, but with the insignia of another order, also appears on the reverse of the Portrait of James of Savoy, Philip's brother.