- Monumentum hoc ad austrum in choro Ecclesiae cathedralis Worcestiae positum
- Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 8 3/4 x 6 13/16 inches (22.2 x 17.3 cm) and Image: 8 9/16 x 6 5/8 inches (21.8 x 16.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower center, within oval: "adela Countess of Warren."; lower right: "Worcester"; on back, lower right: "10"
Lettered in black ink, lower center, within oval: "Monumentum hoc ad austrum in choro Ecclesiæ cathedralis | Worcestriæ positum, in marmore summa arte excisum, ob an- | tiquitatem (cum ab Edwardi tertii temporibus duraverit, | quod ex habitu istius Dominæ, aliaque sculptura facile | collegimus) hunc locum meruit. Paterno genere ex | familiâ Albi Monasterii suit, & coniux Johannis filii | Griffini de Warrennâ; vestis enim interior Alb . Monaste= | =riorum. habet insignia, exterior Warrenoru. Per | quem morem, ortum, & conjugia Heroinæ | olim exprimebant. Nec vetustius | usquam temere reperias, Ita- | que hujus loci me- | rito est."; beneath oval: "J. Basire Sc."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- beads | cathedral | coat of arms | coffin | death | effigy | historical subject | monument | nobility | oval | portrait | relief | rosary | tomb | veil | woman
- Associated Places:
- England | Hereford and Worcester | United Kingdom | Worcester | Worcester Cathedral
- Associated People:
Edward III (1312–1377), king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine
Adela, Countess of Warenne (12th century)
Paul, the Apostle, St. (c. AD 5–c. AD 67)
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Print made by James Basire, 1769–1822, British, Monumentum hoc ad austrum in choro Ecclesiae cathedralis Worcestiae positum, undated
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