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|Canon Henry Oskens |
This monumental brass originated in Cologne, Germany in 1535, and is currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The inscription may be translated: "Henry Oskens, Cantor and Canon of this Church, had me made while he was living, pray for him. He died AD 1535 the last day of November"
The image shows the Canon being presented to the Madonna and Child by St. Peter and presumably Charlesmagne.
This rubbilg done in black on gold background is vacuum mounted onto foamboard, matted anf framed with a gold aluminum frame measuring 26"x40"
|Sir Henry Rochforth |
This monumental brass is located at Stoke Rocheford, Lincolnshire, dates 1470.
Sir Henry wears elaborate armour , probably of German origin.The lion at his feet is symbolic of nobility and courage.
This rubbing is done in bkack on a silver background, vacuum mounted, matted, and framed with a silver aluminum frame measuring 16"x40"
|St. George and Dragon |
This plate is part of the canopy shaft of the brass which commemorates William Porter, Precentor and Canon of Hereford Cathedral, England, 1524
St. George is the patron saint of England and several other European countries.
The rubbing done in black on white is vacuum mounted on foamcore , matted and framed in black wood measuring 10"X18"
|Elsing St. George |
The image of St. George is enclosed in a circular compartment within the canopy over the figure of Sir Hugh Hastings at Elsing, Norfolk, dating to 1347.
The cross of St. George formed the flag of England and is incorporated in the Union Jack. St, George had tremendous appeal in the Middle Ages as a patron of knighthood , particularily Crusaders. He became the patron saint of England and several other countries. The Order of the Garter, founded in 1347 is under his patronage.
This rubbing, done in silver, black, and rust, on a white backgound, is vacuum mounted on foamboard, double matted and framed in a mahagony carved wooden frame, 14"x14"
This monumental brass commemorates George Rede, is located in Fovant, Wiltshire, dated c.1500,and pictures the Annunciation. The inscription reads: " Pray for the soul of George Rede sometime Rector of the Church of Fovent at the Time of the Building of the new tower there Anno Domini a Thousand CCCC on whose Soul may God have mercy Amen "
The rubbingis done in copper on white, vacuum mounted on foamcore, matted and framed in wood.
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