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Brass rubbing

Brass rubbing

  • Place of origin:

    Sussex (Location of original brass. Rubbing would have been made on site., made)

  • Date:

    1402 (made)
    Early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    wax rubbing of monumental brass on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Misses W. and M. Tregaskis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 30

Physical description

Rubbing of a brass effigy of Sir William Fienlez, depicted in armour, with his hands in prayer and feet resting on a lion. The effigy is positioned under a canopy and surrounded by a marginal inscription in French.

Place of Origin

Sussex (Location of original brass. Rubbing would have been made on site., made)


1402 (made)
Early 20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

wax rubbing of monumental brass on paper


Height: 2247.9 mm, Width: 831.8499 mm

Object history note

Rubbing taken at Hurstmonceux Church and given by Misses W. and M. Tregaskis

Descriptive line

Brass rubbing of Sir William Fienlez, 1402, Hurstmonceaux, Sussex

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1949, London: HMSO, 1961.
Stephenson, Mill, A List of Monumental Brasses in the British Isles. London: Headley Brothers, 1926, and supplement, 1956.
V&A Print Room's Print Catalogue: BRASS RUBBINGS CATALOGUE 1277-1434, 1991
vol. 24


Wax; Paper




Death; Metalwork; Rubbings; Commemoration


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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