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Creator:
Stella Marsden, active 1955, British
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by McCorquodale & Company Ltd, British
Title:

Engraved Brasses

Date:
1955
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 3/4 x 49 7/8 inches (101 x 126.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, center left: "ENGRAVED BRASSES are one of the quieter glories of our churches and cathedrals. The art of the lattener has preserved for the observant visitor not only a beauty of design and craftsman ship but a true record of costume and knightly armour. Sir John, with prick spurs upon his heels, has lain in the church at Stoke D'Abernon since 1277; Lady Tiptoft, in her lion-embroidered mantle, rests in Enfield; John and Ellyne Orgone cryptically admonish the reader in the bright serenity of St. Olave's, Hart Street. Brasses give more than a fragmentary portrait of mediaeval England, more even than a life-long interest to the antiquarian. They provide an absorbing hobby; for the visitor can, with permission, take away a faithful reproduction of his discoveries. | A free leaflet showing how to make a brass rubbing and giving additional churches is now available. 'Visitors' London', an alphabetical guide-book to London and London's country with a free supplement 'How to Get There', costs 4s. 6d. Both may be obtained from the Publicity Officer, London Transport, 55 Broadway, London, S.W.I."; right center: "ENGRAVED BRASSES. This list shows some of the churches in London and London's country that contain good brasses. The observant explorer will find it merely a sample:- AMERSHAM (St. Mary), Bucks. | Station: Amersham, then bus 353, 359, 362, 362a. | Green Line coach 702, 709, 710. | CHIGWELL (St. Mary), Essex. | Station: Chigwell. | LINGFIELD (St. Peter & St. Paul), Surrey | Green Line coach 708. | ST. ALBAN'S CATHEDRAL, Herts. | Green Line coach 712, 713, 714. | ST. OLAVE, Hart Street, London. | Station: Tower Hill, Bus 10, 40. | STOKE D'ABERNON (St. Mary), Surrey. | Green Line coach 715 to Cobham, then bus 462. | STOKE POGES (St. Giles), Bucks. | Green Line coach 704, 705 to Slough, then bus 353, 442 (weekdays). | A free leaflet showing how to make a brass rubbing and giving additional churches is now available. 'Country Walks', a detailed guide to rambles in the countryside round London with many notes on villages and their churches costs 2s. 6d. Both may be obtained from the Publicity Officer, London Transport, 55 Broadway, S.W.I."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B2004.18.16
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | architectural subject | brasses (memorials) | coats of arms | sculpture | tourism
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53387
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