By Francis Cheetham
From the overdue 1300s to the Reformation, alabaster carving used to be an enormous task within the English Midlands, in a space concentrated on Nottingham. Altarpieces and panels have been produced for the house industry, but additionally for export; the sculptures have a particular variety, dictated by way of the non secular matters and via 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, quite in France, including the rest examples from England, that permits the heritage of alabaster carving to be documented. This booklet 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 details, relatively on the subject of the iconography of the carvings. The overdue FRANCIS CHEETHAM was once additionally the writer of English Medieval Alabasters, containing a listing of the gathering within the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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1510) and his wife Elizabeth Huddlestone (d. 9 4 Church of Toft, Cambridgeshire Fragment – 5 Northampton Central Museum Fragment 8 × 10 Nelson 1917b, 108–9, pl. III Nelson 1925, 35–6, pl. IV, fig. 5 Sale Catalogue, no. 27, illus. 1 Hildburgh 1937a, 188, pl. LII, no. 4 Cheetham 1984, 100, cat. 29, illus. 4 Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no. 18, pl. 8 Nelson 1927, 117–18, pl. 9 Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no. 52, pl. v. 3 Cheetham 1983, 359, fig. 50; Sale Catalogue, no. 17, illus. 2 Society of Antiquaries, 1913, no.
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