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FDA-A.529-2018

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Object number

FDA-A.529-2018

Object type

Identification

Title

Henry Smyth and wives Agnes and Jacomyne, 1528 [of the brass, only one lady remains]

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Content (description)

Female effigy facing half-dexter with right foot slightly advanced; she wears a pedimental head-dress, her gown is tight-fitting and cut almost square at the neck to show the edging of her partlet. Fastened round her waist is a girdle with a tasselled metal tag which touches the ground at her feet. Her girdle and the lappets of her head-dress are beautifully ornamented with angular quatrefoils.

Dimensions

height (effigy): 638mm
width (effigy): 186mm

Production

Person

Unknown (Artist)

Date

1528

History and association

Object history note

Brass originally included Henry Smyth, a second wife, and children; a marginal and foot inscription

References

• Lack, W., Stuchfield, H. Martin and Whittemore, P., The Monumental Brasses of Buckinghamshire, London: Monumental Brass Society, 1994 (p. 84, no. X)
• Harwood, T. Eustace, The Monumental Brasses, Past and Present, in Eton College Chapel, in Oxford Journal of Monumental Brasses, Vol. II, No. 1, February 1900 (pp. 25-26)
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