Brass Rubbing: John & Joan Peryent


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: John & Joan Peryent   (1982.05.0016)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1415 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 180.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 11.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.3 cm
Weight 433 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

From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns. "John Peryent, 1415, Esquire for the body and Pennon-Bearer to Richard II; Esquire to Henry IV and Henry V; Master of the Horse to Joan of Navarre, Queen of England. In complete plate or Lancastrian armor. A leopard is at his feet. With wife, Joan daughter of Sir John Risain, Chief Lady-in-Waiting to Joan of Navarre, Queen of England. Her elaborate headdress is said to be the most beautiful on an English brass memorial. She has a hedgehog at her feet and a white swan on the collar of her dress."

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Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog # 26. Felgate, T.M. Knights on Suffolk Brasses. East Anglian Magazine Ltd. Ipswich, Suffolk 1976. Spinke, Winifred. A Memento from Old England. Bury St. Edmunds, n.d. Brass Rubbings: A Pageant of History (exhibit catalogue), Champaign, 1966. Medieval Brass Rubbings (exhibit catalogue), Pittsburgh, 1969. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #31.

Artifact History

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

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