Seller: 2wice63 (817) 100%, Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332032092298 THIS IS NOT A PRINT A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS AND ART OF BRASS RUBBINGS THESE RUBBING'S REPRESENT ART HISTORY, DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD Monumental Brasses were crafted by silversmiths and stonemasons during the Middle Ages, and became the height of fashion in Europe between 1280-1650. They were 'pictures' of actual people, and show the customs,etc.of the period. To make a rubbing we stretch rag paper over the engraved plate, & use metallic wax compound's to rub the image. Each Rubbing is a Hand Made Original This is a hand made rubbing, using gold ,silver, red and blue wax crayons on special black rag paper. This beautifully decorated woodcut is based upon a design from the Book of Durrow, written in the late 7th century. The Book of Durrow was composed at the monastery of Durrow in Ireland, which was founded in the 6th century by St. Columba. The decoration consists largely of pages of interlace patterns. Each of the four Gospels begins with a decorative initial, preceded by an illuminated 'carpet' page, such as the one on which the design was based. The paper size is 20" long X 15" wide. The Image size is 15" X 81/2". The rubbing is from an exhibition featured at The Washington National Cathedral by The London Brass Rubbing Centre and more recently has been on a National tour as part of their brass rubbing workshop. Rubbings like this, hand made by one of their craft instructors, make unusual and interesting gifts. We will send it to you rolled up in a strong postal tube. The paper size is 20" long X 15" wide. It can be hung either from wooden dowels or matted and framed under glass. I invite you to visit my eBay Store, "The Wonders Of Britain", where I have other lovely things that I brought over from England together with many other Brass Rubbings, each hand crafted by The London Brass Rubbing Centre. Hand crafted: Metallic Wax Compounds, Medieval: London Brass Rubbing Ctr.