Brass Rubbing: Robert de Frevile


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert de Frevile   (1982.05.0161)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1410 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 95.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 58.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 105 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 1.5/ 2.0% R) White (N 9.5/ 90.0% R) Yellowish White (5Y 9/1)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the catalog, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns. "Robert de Frevile, 1393, brother and heir of John de Frevile. In camail period armor with prick spurs. With Wifre, Clarice, 1399, holding hands. Brass engraved in 410." From the exhibition catalog for Botetourt Gallery and Museum, College of William and Mary, 1971-1972: "Robert de Frevile and his wife Clarice, 1393. Brother and heir of John de Frevile. In camail type armour with prick spurs. His wife wears the reticulated headdress also called the nebule or zigzag."

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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 #12. 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 #4. 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.

Artifact History

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

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