Brass Rubbing: Sir William Vernon and Margaret


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Sir William Vernon and Margaret   (1982.05.0003)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1467, 6/12/1969
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 192.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 84.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 231 g
Measuring Remarks Width refers to the horizontal measure of the rubbing (dowel rod and hooks). Depth indicates the thickness of the dowel rod from which the piece is suspended.
Materials Paper, Plant--Wood, Metal--Steel, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Rubbing
Munsell Color Information Deep Blue (2.5PB 3/8) Strong Red (5R 5/12) Yellowish Gray (10YR 7/2) Moderate Yellowish Brown (10YR 5/4)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Description from exhibit catalog by Kathleen Cairns: "Tong--Sir William Vernon, 1467. In armour, with his widow Margaret and seven sons and five daughters (three sets of twins). An altar tomb. The chamfered inscription around the tomb omitted. His tilting casque bears his heraldic colors on the mantling. His armour is of the late Yorkist style. His widow stands on an elephant. The many scrolls bear prayers for grace and pardon. Sir William was Knight Constable for England, son and heir of Sir Richard Vernon, treasurer of Calais." From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: information identical to above entry

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Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Brass Rubbings from the Collection of Kathleen H. Cairns, December 5, 1971 - January 14, 1972. Botetourt Gallery and Museum, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Catalog #34. Felgate, T.M. Knights on Suffolk Brasses. Ipswich, Sufflok: East Anglian Magazine Ltd., 1976. Spinke, Winifred. A Memento from Old England. Bury St. Edmunds, n.d. Medieval Brass Rubbings (exhibit catalogue), Pittsburgh, 1969. English Brass Rubbings (exhibit catalogue), Williamsburg, VA, 1971. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #68. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #56.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Kathleen H. Cairns
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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