Brass Rubbing: Sir Roger de Trumpington


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Sir Roger de Trumpington   (1982.05.0151)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1289
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 211.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 78.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.6 cm
Weight 369 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. "Sir Roger de Trumpington, 1289, a crusader in 1270, the last crusade led by Edward I as Prince. In armor of the surcoat period. He has a hound at his feet instead of a lion. The surcoat was worn to protect the knight in his armor from the blazing sun. It also bore his heraldic emblems at jousts. Sir Roger rests his head on a conical tilting helmet." The same description appears in the exhibition catalog for the Botetourt Gallery and Museum, College of William and Mary, 1971-1972.

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Related WHM item: 1997.05.0003 (Horowitz collection) is a rubbing of the same brass. Comparandum: The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, also has a rubbing of the same brass.


Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #13. 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 #7. 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 #6.

Artifact History

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

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