Brass Rubbing: Walter Hewke
|Artifact Identification||Brass Rubbing: Walter Hewke (1982.05.0143)|
|Artist/Maker||Kathleen H. Cairns.|
|Period/Date||Medieval, 1517 CE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||199.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||73.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.0 cm|
|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|
|Munsell Color Information||Strong Reddish Brown (10R 3/10) Light Yellow (5Y 9/6) Moderate Red (2.5R 5/10)|
From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns. "Walter Hewke-Died 1517, Doctor of Civil Law, master of the College. In cope with the twelve apostles on the orphrey. Brass engraved in 1510. The date of his death was not engraved. It is thought that Hewke or the College ordered the brass several years before his death and it may even have been laid in the fore-court of the chapel, where it remains today. TRANSLATINO OF INSCRIPTION: If there be any fame in the schools, praise of arts, other exceedingly vain things of the world, let them fare well. My own hope is Jesus. Lift up, Watler, good Jesus, in the end of days. Who died A.D.151-"
Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #8. 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 #3.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Gift of Kathleen H. Cairns|