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English Brasses


Description Provenance Credit
Description Calligrapher John Woodcock handwrote, illustrated, and bound this book on English brasses. The manuscript contains drawings of brass rubbings of many knights and nobles, including Sir John d'Abernon, Thomas de Hope, and Nichol de Gore, as well as noblewomen such as the wives of Reginald de Malyns, Nicholas Wadham, and Nicholas Wotton. The names and dates in the titles for the images are based directly on the green ink inscriptions accompanying the illuminations.
Provenance John Woodcock, Surrey, England, 1949; Walters Art Museum, 1960, by gift.
Credit Gift of John Woodcock, 1960

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Creator
Period
1949
Medium
ink and pigments on white bond paper bound between black Nigerian goat quarter cardboard cover covered with hot-pressed wove tan paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.769
Measurements
Folio H: 15 3/8 × W: 11 1/8 in. (39 × 28.3 cm)
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Not On View

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