Vintage Brass Rubbing of (1) John Elinebrygge and his Wife & (2) Baby (9449)
Vintage brass rubbings from the tombs of:
(1) John Elinebrygge (Elingbridge), 1473 and his wife;
(2) A smaller rubbing is of their infant son who passed away within a year of his birth;
- all buried within St Katharine's Church, Mersthan, England. (Victoria History of the County of Surrey Volume 3.djvu/290).
*Both pictures have Anti-Glare Glass fronts*
In the medieval and early modern eras (ca. 1200–1600), a new type of funeral art appeared in western Europe. Tombs inside churches, often of wealthy or powerful people, were topped with large decorative stone or brass plaques, replacing an earlier tradition of thee-dimensional sculpture. The brasses served as memorials to the men and women who lay beneath, sometimes containing heraldic symbols or other visual references to their status in society.
Creating rubbings from monumental brasses was a popular pastime in the Victorian era that experienced a revival in the mid–twentieth century.
Both pictures are in excellent condition and are beautifully matted and framed in gold and black. Made 18/3/71.
(1) The large double rubbing of Mr & Mrs Elingbridge measures 765mm wide x 1106mm high x 30mm deep.
(2) The small rubbing of their infant son measures 230mm wide x 310mm high x 20mm deep.
**We are selling 3 vintage brass rubbings from England - please see our other listing (9448). The last photo shows them all together--this listing is for the above TWO only.**
**Unfortunately this is too large to send via courier. Pick Up Only - or buyer to organise freight from their end.**