Brass Rubbing: William Robert and Joyce


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: William Robert and Joyce   (1997.05.0019)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, United Kingdom, Hertfordshire, Digswell
Period/Date 1485 CE
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 97.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 74.9 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.1 cm
Weight 4900 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Paper, Glass, Wax
Manufacturing Processes Rubbing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

From Horowitz. 2002. This couple is represented in burial shrouds, a gruesome reminder of the first step after death and a popular tomb monument motif from about 1450. It is not well executed and lacks detail. Joyce's long hair can be seen within the shroud. Effigies in shrouds or figures portrayed as skeletons continued to be made well into the 17th century. The date given is that of Joyce Robert, who died on 27 February 1485. (The inscription states 1484) William's date was left blank. All that is known of him involves his vocation: he was an auditor for the diocese of Winchester.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Horowitz, Mark R. The Monumental Brasses of England: The Horrowitz Collection. Morton Grove, IL: Portcullis Productions, 1980 (1979). p. 30. Horowitz, Mark R. The Monumental Brasses of England. The Horowitz Collection. New Edition, 2002. p.37-38.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication The Horowitz Collection
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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