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- Object: Effigies of Robert Braunche, and his two Wives Taiciae and Margaret St. Margaret's Ch Lynn Norfolk
Brass monument showing a man with short curly hair and beard, flanked by two women, in medieval dress with hands joined in prayer, animals at their feet, angels around their heads, panels showing Christ holding the soul of each with four angels, in arcades above each head, saints in niches down each side and a scene of feasting along the bottom, with a Latin inscription around the edge. 1818
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Height: 593 millimetres (image)
Height: 658 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 347 millimetres (image)
Width: 379 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- One of a pair of large Flemish uncut latten plate brasses in the south chancel aisle of St Margaret's Church, King's Lynn; Cotman also engraved the large brass of former mayor Adam de Walsoken and his wife Margaret in the same place (1871,1209.1669).
These may have been among the 111 unnumbered plates published in 1819 in London by John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill, Norwich by J & W Freeman and Yarmouth by C Sloman, jun., as 'Engravings of the most Remarkable of the Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk', which Popham describes on p. 263, although he states that dates on the plates range from 1813 to 1816 and the individual plates are not listed. These were re-issued by H G Bohn in 1839 as 'Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk' in two volumes: volume I, plates 1-81 being Norfolk brasses; volume II, plates 82-111 comprising Norfolk brasses, with the addition of a supplement of monuments reprinted from earlier collections, two hitherto unpublished plates and an appendix of 7 new plates and 47 numbered plates of 'Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Suffolk'.
A leaflet advertising the publication by subscription of 'Engravings of the most Remarkable of the Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk & Suffolk', Registration number Mm,3.111 is kept with Cotman's prints of the brasses in the British XIXc Unmounted Royal box.
In the title-page to 'A Series of Etchings illustrative of the Architectural Antiquities of Norfolk' published in 1818 by J S Cotman, C Sloman, J & W Freeman, Colnaghi, W J White and Longman & Co, Cotman is described as 'author of a volume of miscellaneous etching, and of Figures of the Sepulchral Brasses of Norfolk and Suffolk', which may also refer to these two mayorial brasses.
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