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Creator:
Print made by James Basire, 1769–1822, British
after unknown artist
Title:
Monumentum hoc ad austrum in choro Ecclesiae cathedralis Worcestiae positum
Date:
undated
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.14718
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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:
saints
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)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40852
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