Monumental brasses and slabs: an historical and descriptive notice of the incised monumental memorials of the Middle Ages : with numerous illustrations (Google eBook)

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Bell, 1847 - Brasses - 235 pages
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Page 239 - Costume in England. A HISTORY OF DRESS, from the Earliest Period until the close of the Eighteenth Century ; with a Glossary of Terms for all Articles of Use or Ornament worn about the Person. "By FW FAIRHOLT, FSA With upwards of 600 Engravings, drawn on Wood by the Author.
Page 240 - ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL. Published under the Direction of the Central Committee of the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Encouragement and Prosecution of Researches into the Arts and Monuments of the Early and Middle Ages.
Page 170 - ... to history they give a body and a substance by placing before us those things which language with all its power is deficient in describing.
Page 238 - Gothic Ornaments ; being a Series of Examples of enriched Details and Accessories of the Architecture of Great Britain. Drawn from existing Authorities. By JK Colling, Architect. Royal 4to. Vol. I.
Page 238 - Timber Roofs of the Middle Ages. Illustrated by Perspective and Working Drawings of some of the best varieties of Church Roofs ; with descriptive Letterpress.
Page 29 - Brasses, describmg this example, say that, "considered as a work of art, it will be found that the figure is ill-proportioned, but the arrangement of the drapery judiciously contrived ; whilst, as a production of the burin, this brass is not excelled by any posterior example ; each link of the mail is distinctly represented and the mere work of graving up so large a surface must have cost many weeks of patient labour.
Page 131 - King alludes, are probably the small escutcheons with which her robe was semee, and their loss is to be regretted, not only because they were doubtless enamelled, but as a very singular specimen of costume; for this is the only sepulchral brass known which presents this peculiar feature of ornament, and it would have been desirable to ascertain whether the bearing thus introduced were her own arms (Gatesden), those of Camoys, her first, or Paynel, her second husband.
Page 238 - The particular object of this work is " to exhibit such a number of examples of foliage, and other ornamental details of the different styles, as clearly to elucidate the characteristic features peculiar to each period ; and drawn sufficiently large in scale to be practically useful in facilitating the labours of the Architect and Artist.
Page 133 - ... of Edward III. to the Countess of Salisbury. But its non-appearance till the reign of Henry IV. is a sufficient answer to that supposition. Sir Samuel Meyrick, with much greater probability, suggests, that we should consider it the initial letter of Henry's motto, " Souveraine," which he had borne while Earl of Derby, and which, as he afterwards became sovereign, appeared auspicious.
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