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Rubbed by Townsend Rich, 1909–1998
Richard Payton Esq. and His Wife Mary Hyde, The Parish Church of St. Andrew, Isleham
Part Of:

Collective Title: Monumental Brass Rubbings

Materials & Techniques:
Crayon rubbing on thin, smooth, white wove paper
Image: 73 × 42 inches (185.4 × 106.7 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "Richard Payton, Esquire, and His Wife, Mary Hyde, 1574 | Isleham, Cambridgeshire"; lower right: "Townsend Rich | June 25, 1966"

Lettered lower center: "Here under lyeth a Woorthye Squyer that Richarde Payton knyght | An honest Gentleman, and thyrde sonne to Robert Payton knyght | In Greys Inne student of the lawe. Wheare he a Reader was, | He feared God and loved his woorde, in truth his lyfe did pass | In practysing of Justice Lore, was all his whole delyght | He never wronged anyone, to whome he myght do ryght | Whome he esteemed an honest freende whome he might stand in steede | He never left to do hym good, with worde with purse, and deede | for tenne yeares space he married was, unto a faythfull wyfe | By parent named Marye Hyde; they lyved devoyde of stryfe | The eath him bare twyce twentie yeares, and vertuouslye he lyved | A godlye lyfe he dyd embrace, and virtuouslye he dyed."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Townsend Rich
Copyright Status:
Copyright Undetermined
Accession Number:
Brass Rubbings
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | portrait
Associated Places:
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