Brass Rubbing: William and Margaret Brown


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: William and Margaret Brown   (1982.05.0113)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1489 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 228.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 125.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 426 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. "William Brown, 1489, with wife Margaret. A wool merchant, in civilian clothes standng on a wool pack. He was founder of the Bedehouse, still being used by pensioners, and builder of the church steeple. Devices of a stork are on the woolpack. Double canopy mutilated. INSCRIPTION: King of Kings and Lord of Lords since You have in Your will all that is or will be. May the body and spirit of those entering the earth come to Thee. And may You, God, hasten to accept with hopin in You, God, and beloved Father alone. My very great God receive me. Do not look on my sins or my evils. May He forgive them. Having praised, Thee, oh God, receive me. Do not send me, Lord, to my extreme judgement. May you deign to grant what is needful and with love receive our souls. earthly King Thou wert Thee, O God, receive me."

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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 #54. 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 #37.

Artifact History

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

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