This lovely rubbing of Lady Katherine measures approximately 12 X 26 framed and double matted under glass. She has been made with gold/or silver heelball on black paper produced specifically for brass rubbing.This rubbing is of Lady Katherine Howard d. Lady Howard was the aunt to Queen Anne Boleyn, the ill fated second wife of Henry VIII. Lady Howard is depicted wearing a heraldic mantle, a form of dress for which there seems to be no evidence in real life, but which afforded an opportunity for identifying women of gentle birth in art.
It carries the coat of arms of both she and her husband. At her feet is a squirrel. This is an unusual animal to be seen in brasses. However it could be explained by the fact that during the Middle Ages, they were kept as pets.
Brass rubbings are done by stretching a linen rag paper over the deeply etched monumental brass that is usually found at the gravesite. After securing the paper, heelball (a very hard wax) is rubbed vigorously over the paper surface to get an exact copy of the brass plate. A single rubbing can take from 2 hours to 2 days to complete depending in it's size, condition, and complexity.
The item "Lady Katherine Howard Handmade Brass Rubbing. Double Matted Under Glass" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019.
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