Henrietta Webb

About Henry

Having spent much of her childhood in Germany, Brunei and Malaysia, Henry has built a varied career as a heraldic painter, illustrator, calligrapher, designer & muralist.

After graduating from Bristol with a degree in History of Art and French, she worked for four years as Herald Painter to Garter King of Arms, College of Arms.

She has designed State jewellery for the Sultans of Selangor and Pahang; heraldry and calligraphy for the Noor of Buayan; and medals, coins and orders for Spink, The Commonwealth Mint and Cleave & Co.

Henry has illustrated five books, worked freelance for several magazines, and designed bindings for the Roxburghe Club.


  • Bristol University - Joint honours degree in History of Art and French
  • 1994 - Freelance artist and illustrator; designer for Toye Kenning and Spencer Ltd
  • 1996 - 1999 Herald painter to Garter King of Arms, College of Arms
  • 1999 - Heraldic Artist and calligrapher to The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor and the Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Selected Publications

  • The Quotable Cat (Michael O'Mara)
  • The Resident Magazine
  • The Search for the Source of the Nile (Roxburghe Club)
  • Alphabet Gallery (Egmont Childrens Books)
  • Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners (Bloomsbury)
  • The Art of Heraldry (Parkgate)
  • Hew, Screw and Glue (Abrams NY)