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|Robert the Bruce, King of Scots |
This relatively new brass was errected in 1818 marking the grave of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, at Dunfermline Abbey.
The rubbing is done on a reduced size version, the original measures over 10 feet tall. It in done in copper, rust, and black wax on a white background. Vacuum mounted on foamboard, matted and framed in a wooden frame that has the appearance of hammered copper and measures 16"x40"
|Sons & daughters of John & Sarah Penn. |
The Penn monument is located in the town of Penn, Buckinghamshire, and dates to 1641.It shows the children of John and Sarah Penn. Brasses depicting children are common during this period of history. They appear as part of the monuments commemorating Lords & Ladies, serving the role of weepers. The Penn family were cousins of William Penn, of Pennsylvania, but they were not Quakers. This rubbing combines the 2 brasses into a composition done in black on white & gold paper, framed in gold wood maesuring 11" x 28".
|Wodehouse Abduction |
Detail from the brass to Frederick Von Bulow, 1375, located in Schwerin, Germany.
Early European folklore abounds with stories of wild men of the woods. Here they are abducting a maiden to take to their king. The knight rides to the rescue.
The black rubbing on a gold and white background is vacuum mounted, matted, and framed in a carved gold wood frame. 16" x 28"
|Marguerite De Scornay |
Abbess of Nivelles, The kneeling figure of Marguerite is being presented to the Madonna and Child by St. Margaret, who is being shown with a dragon, because in achieving her martyrdom the devil appeared to her in the form of a dragon. The 4 evangelists appear in the corners & the shields represent Marguerites lineage. The rich tapestry background gives this brass its Flemish feeling. Here rubbed in black, blue, copper, gold on white background, framed in wood 24 x 36
|Nivelles Madonna |
The image of the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus is a detail of the large monumental brass commemorating Marguerite de Scornay, located in Nivelles, Belgium, dated 1462.
The fine example of Flemish art can be viewed in another section of the gallery.
This detail is done in gold and copper on a white background. It is vacuum mounted on foamboard, double matted, and enclosed in a ornate wooden frame, measuring 20"x26".
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