Brass Rubbing: Dame Eleanor (Colpeper) Cobham


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Dame Eleanor (Colpeper) Cobham   (1982.05.0056)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1420 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 222.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 86.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.3 cm
Weight 323 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 Moderate Yellowish Brown (10YR 5/4) Light Gray (N 8/ 59.1% R) Strong Red (5R 5/12) Strong Blue (5PB 4/10)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Description from 1971-72 exhibit catalog by Kathleen Cairns: "Lingfield--Dame Eleanor, 1420. Daughter of Sir Thomas Colpeper, first wife of Sir Reginald Cobham of Sterborough. The banner and shields bear the Colpeper and Cobham arms. INSCRIPTION: Here lies Lady Eleanor former wife of Reginald de Cobham, soldier, daughter of Thomas Colpeper, soldier. Who died the 5th day of the month of November in the year of our Lord 1420. may God have mercy on her soul. From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: information identical to previous entry without inscription

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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 #40. 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 Medival Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #75. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #60.

Artifact History

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

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