Alabaster Images of Medieval England (Museum of London by Francis Cheetham

By Francis Cheetham

From the past due 1300s to the Reformation, alabaster carving used to be an enormous job within the English Midlands, in a space concentrated on Nottingham. Altarpieces and panels have been produced for the house marketplace, but in addition for export; the sculptures have a particular variety, dictated by means of the spiritual matters and through the fabric, and have been often painted and gilded. on the Reformation, such goods have been hidden or destroyed, and it's the survival of diverse continental examples, rather in France, including the rest examples from England, that allows the heritage of alabaster carving to be documented. This e-book catalogues a few 2,400 carvings, with their position and released references, coupled with a Geographical Index. it's the fullest catalogue but compiled on those beautiful small-scale sculptures, incorporating a lot new info, quite on the subject of the iconography of the carvings. The overdue FRANCIS CHEETHAM was once additionally the writer of English Medieval Alabasters, containing a list of the gathering within the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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15 Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, Coimbra, Portugal 16 Holy Ghost Hospital, Waterford, Ireland (18) 56 × – MacLeod 1946, 92, pl. IX, 4 17 Musée Lapidaire, Avranches, Normandy Headless 62 × 22 Rostand 1928, 297, no. 47 18 Church of Rethoville, Normandy 86 × 30 Rostand 1928, 284, no. 31; Flavigny 1998, 124, cat. 61, illus. 5 Gardelles 1976, 197, no. 183, illus. 5 Gorguet 1984, 168, no. 127 22 Private collection, Entre-Deux-Mers, France 48 × 15 Gorguet 1984, 33, no. 20  23 Musée de Châteaubriant, Nantes, France – Nantes Exposition 1933, no.

XLIII, fig. 1 and pl. XLII 41 × 27 Hildburgh 1926, 306, pl. XLIII, fig. 2 and pl. XLII 41 × 27 Hildburgh 1926, 306, pl. XLIII, fig. 2 and pl. v. v. v. v. v. 7 Cheetham 1984, 109, cat. 38, illus. 7 Cheetham 1984, 110, cat. 39, illus. 7 Cheetham 1984, 111, cat. 40, illus. v. 3 Cheetham 1984, 112, cat. 41, illus. – Hildburgh 1937a, 181, pl. v. 6 Institute of Art, Detroit, USA Damaged; possibly St James the Less 7 Church of Tong, Shropshire Figure on side of tomb of Sir Richard Vernon (d. 8 × – – Tavender 1955, 70 Nelson 1926, 38, pl.

5 Johnson 1968, 194, fig. 3 × – Sale Catalogue, 19, no. 4 Cheetham 1984, 87, cat. 16, illus. 9 Cheetham 1984, 88, cat. 17, illus. v. – Maclagan 1920, 62, pl. v. – Nelson 1920a, 197, pl. v. – Biver 1910a, 69, pl. v. 5 × 16 8 British Museum, London (24) Inv. 9 Nelson 1923b, 129, pl. ; wrongly entitled St Barbara Unpublished Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no. 61, pl. v. 4 41 × 24 – Tavender 1955, no. 1, 71 Fiorin 1969–70, 138, fig. 25 Rev. J. A. ; Sotheby’s, 13 June 1947, Sale Catalogue, no. v. v. 2 Cheetham 1984, 89, cat.

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