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Rubbing of a bell inscription

  • Place of origin:

    Somerset (made)

  • Date:

    1680s (cast)
    first quarter 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wax rubbing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by H. B. Walters Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.1259-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 132

Physical description

Rubbing taken of the inscription on a church bell

Place of Origin

Somerset (made)

Date

1680s (cast)
first quarter 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

wax rubbing on paper

Dimensions

Height: 2.375 in, Width: 91 in

Descriptive line

Rubbing of the inscription on a 1680s tenor bell in West Hatch Church, Somerset.
Possibly made (certainly collected) by the donor Henry Beauchamp Walters as part of his research into church bells (books published first quarter 20th century)

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.

Materials

Wax

Techniques

Rubbing

Categories

Metalwork; Rubbings; Ecclesiastical Art/Craft; Inscriptions

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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