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Creator:
James Lambert of Lewes, 1725–1788, British
Title:
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex: Brass Ornament on a Gravestone
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite and watercolor triple-ruled and wash border on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 1/4 × 18 5/8 inches (64.1 × 47.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "BRASS Ornament on a Gravestone in HERSTMONCEUX Church"; in graphite, lower center: "Sir William F[...]s, [died] 18, J[an]y 1405. (the 4 coats of arms | have been removed + a few words of the inscription are missing) | (this drawing is very poor + not a bit like the original in any detail.) | Looks like the effort of some child!"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.1108
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | armor | brass (alloy) | church | Gothic (Medieval) | gravestone | knights (landholders) | lion | Medieval | ornament | shields (motifs)
Associated Places:
East Sussex | England | Europe | Herstmonceux | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13602
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