Brass Rubbing: Robert Staunton, Esq., and Agnes


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert Staunton, Esq., and Agnes   (1982.05.0034)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location Europe, West, United Kingdom, Leicestershire, Castle Donington
Period/Date Medieval, 1458 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 131.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 76.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 159.0 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 White (N 9.5/ 90.0% R) Black (N 1.5/ 2.0% R) White (5Y 9/.5)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From Bontell: In this example the knight [sic] is represented as wearing a vizored salade, having the vizor raised to display the countenance. The armour is highly characteristic of the important changes in defensive military appointments, which the altered nature of offensive weapons brought gradually into use. The most remarkable novelties here apparent are the pauldrons for the protection of the shoulders, and the enormous elbow-plates or coudières. The costume of Lady Staunton [sic] is simple but elegant: she wears the mitred head-dress. The children, in two groups, are placed at the feet of their parents. The pinnacles of the canopy, with four shields of arms, are lost, a small portion of the border-legend also is now wanting. Bontell, Monumental Brasses of England (1849).

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

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. Brass Rubbings: A Pageant of History (exhibit catalogue), Champaign, 1966. Bontell, Rev. Charles. Monumental Brasses of England (1849), pp. 40-41.

Artifact History

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

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