Brass Rubbing: Robert de Waldeley


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert de Waldeley   (1982.05.0105)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location Europe, West, United Kingdom, Middlesex, London, Westminster Abbey
Period/Date Medieval, 1397 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 264.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 102.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.1 cm
Weight 414 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 Vivid Red (7.5R 4/14) Strong Brown (7.5YR 4/14) Moderate Blue (10B 4/8)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the catalogue An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: "Middlesex, Westminster Abbey - Robert de Waldeby, S.T.D., 1397. Bishop of Ayre in Acquitain, Archbishop of Dublin, Bishop of Chicester, Archbishop of York. In Episcopal Mass vestments with the addition of the Tuncile and the Dalmatic. His crosier is in the form of a cross. The single quatrefoil canopy ends in a shield, bearing royal arms. Waldebye was educated abroad, became ambassador and companion to Richard II. Waldeby was one of the four of the Austin Friars who met in 1382 to supress John Wycliff. As Archbishop of Dublin he was also Chancellor of Ireland and was given the task of protecting the colonists. Inscription, in Latin, mutilated and not rubbed."

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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 #44.

Artifact History

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

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