Brass Rubbing: Robert Wyvil


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert Wyvil   (1982.05.0005)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1375, 8/8/1967
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 238.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 129.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.3 cm
Weight 531 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 Black (N 2/ 3.1% R) White (N 9.5/ 90.0% R) White (5Y 9/.5)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Description in 1971-72 exhibit catalog by Kathleen Cairns: "Salisbury--Robert Wyvil, 1375, bishop of Salisbury Cathedral for 45 years. While bishop he recovered the Castle of Sherborne and the Chase of Bere for the church. The bishop is shown standing in the castle in half effigy in his episcopal vestments, with mitre and crozier. Below, before the gate, stands the bishop's champion. He is the knight who defended the Castle of Sherborne. He bears a rectangular shield and carries a war banner. The chase of Bere is represented by rabbits and warrens." From the catalogue An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: Information identical to previous 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 #43. Felgate, T.M. Knights on Suffolk Brasses. East Anglian Magazine Ltd. Ipswich, Sufflok 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 #81. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #66.

Artifact History

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

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