By Francis Cheetham
From the past due 1300s to the Reformation, alabaster carving used to be an immense task within the English Midlands, in a space targeted on Nottingham. Altarpieces and panels have been produced for the house industry, but in addition for export; the sculptures have a particular variety, dictated by means of the non secular matters and via the cloth, and have been frequently 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 situation 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 details, fairly with regards to the iconography of the carvings. The past due FRANCIS CHEETHAM used to be additionally the writer of English Medieval Alabasters, containing a list of the gathering within the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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III, no. v. – Biver 1910a, 70, pl. V, no. v. – Hildburgh 1955c, 183, pl. v. – Biver 1910a, 82, pl. v. v. – Hildburgh 1937a, 181, pl. v. – Nelson 1920a, 196, pl. 4 × – Tavender 1955, 68, no. 44, pl. IV 21 Church of Tong, Shropshire Figure on side of tomb of Sir Richard Vernon (d. 1451) – Nelson 1926, 38, pl. VI (3) 22 Church of Abergavenny, Monmouth Figure on side of tomb of Sir William ap-Thomas (c. 2 Cheetham 1984, 108, cat. 37, illus. v. – Biver 1910a, 84, pl. v. – Biver 1910a, 86–7, pls. XIX, XX, XXI; Gardelles 1976, 213, no.
Maclagan 1920, 62, pl. v. – Nelson, 1920a, 198–9, pl. v. – Biver 1910a, 69, pl. v. v. 10 Church of Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire Fragment 11 Private collection, Bruges, Belgium (1976) (28) 12 Private collection, Great Britain (1968) Plaster cast of an unrecorded alabaster; see Burning of the Philosophers (9). 8 × 28 42 × – Nelson 1923b, 129, pl. IV; described as being in ‘D’Este Collection in Vienna’ Nelson 1927, 116, pl. I, no. 1 Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no. 63, pl. XXIII Fiorin 1969–70, 140, fig.
1, illus. v. 3 Cheetham 1984, 73, cat. 2, illus. v. (2) 46 × 15 Papini 1910, 4–6, fig. 2 4 Church of Flately, Breiðafjörður, Iceland 42 × 10 Nordal 1977, 51, no. 13; Nordal 1985, 101, fig. 12 5 Private collection Hopwood Formerly in the possession of S. W. v. – Biver 1910a, 77, pl. v. – Nelson 1920a, 195, pl. v. – Biver 1910a, 82, pl. XIII 9 Church of Tong, Shropshire Figure on side of tomb of Sir Richard Vernon (d. 1451) – Nelson 1926, 37, pl. V, no. 2 10 Church of Abergavenny, Monmouth Figure on side of tomb of William ap-Thomas (c.
Alabaster Images of Medieval England (Museum of London Medieval Finds 1150 -- 1450) by Francis Cheetham