Brass Rubbing: John and Anne Lambard


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: John and Anne Lambard   (1982.05.0023)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1487 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 235.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 102.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.2 cm
Weight 393 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 Reddish Orange (7.5R 4/12) Moderate Yellowish Brown (10YR 4/4) Light Violet (10PB 5/6)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: "Hertfordshire, John Lambard, 1487. Citizen, Mercer of London and Alderman of London. In civil dress, fur-lined mantle with purse and rosary on a jewelled belt. His wife Amy in a butterfly headdress and fur-lined gown, sleeves end in deep cuffs over her hands. A pomander ball hangs from her gold belt. Four sons. The elder in clericals with miniver-trimmed almuce was rector of St. Leonards, Foster Lane, London. Two daughters. The shields are of the Mercer's Company and his merchant mark. MOUTH INSCRIPTION: I believe that I shall see the Lord."

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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. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #32.

Artifact History

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

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