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Recent Publications: The Earlier Lists Continued.
Public Monuments & Sculpture Association, Public Sculptures of Sussex Database. Accessible at www.publicsculpturesofsussex.co.uk
A database of (currently) 412 records of public sculpture in Sussex compiled by Peter
Seddon, Jill Seddon & Anthony McIntosh for the National Recording Project initiated
by the PMSA in association with the University of Brighton as its regional partner.
Although predominantly concerned with secular sculpture, the database includes 30
Thom Richardson, 2011, ‘Armour in England, 1325-
Roger Rosewell, Stained Glass (Shire: Oxford. 88pp; 102 col illus; ISBN 978-
An introduction to the history of stained glass from its Anglo-
Nigel Saul, 2012, ‘Language, lordship, and architecture: the brass of Sir Thomas
and Lady Walsh at Wanlip, Leicestershire, and its context’, Midland History, 37.1,
A study of the brass of Sir Thomas Walsh and his wife, dated 1393, at Wanlip (Leics.),
notable for including the earliest extant example of an English-
John Schofield, 2011, St Paul’s Cathedral before Wren (English Heritage: Swindon.
386pp; 248 colour & b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A comprehensive account of the archaeology and history of St Paul’s and its churchyard,
from the Roman period to Wren’s rebuilding of 1675-
Ruth Sear, 2012, ‘Brass stolen from Bletchingley church’, Local History Records (J
Bourne Soc), 71, 9-
A retelling of an 1878 account by the journalist Louis Jennings of the theft some years earlier of a brass from the church at Bletchingley (Surrey) by a visitor described as a ‘gentleman in a carriage’. The figure of a priest (c.1510) was subsequently recovered; its inscription was not.
Peter Sherlock, 2011, ‘Militant masculinity and the monuments of Westminster Abbey’,
in Susan Broomhall & Jacqueline Van Gent (eds), Governing Masculinities in the Early
Modern Period: regulating selves and others, pp. 131-
A discussion of the emergence of militarism as a major theme in the ‘patriarchal’ commemorative culture of Westminster Abbey, based on six monuments erected between 1595 and 1631.
Anne Sloman & Janet Gough, , The Church Buildings Council’s Policy on the Sale
of Treasures from Churches. Free download available from www.churchcare.co.uk/about-
Margaret Statham & Sally Badham, 2011, ‘Jankyn Smith of Bury St Edmunds and his brass’,
Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.3, 227-
A study of the life of John (Jankyn) Smith (d. 1481), a major benefactor of Bury St Edmunds, and of the brass commemorating him and his wife Anne in St Mary’s church. There is no devotional image in the composition, perhaps because it was originally positioned close to the image of Smith’s name saint, St John.
David J Stewart, 2011, The Sea Their Graves: an archaeology of death and remembrance
in maritime culture (Univ Press of Florida: Gainesville. xi+259pp; 50 b/w illus;
A study of gravestones and other memorials to seafarers in Britain and the United
States, and their relationship to the customs and beliefs of mariners and their families.
These people are considered as a ‘folk group’. The author concentrates primarily
Kate Taylor, 2011, The Pious Undertaking Progresses: the chantry chapel of St Mary
the Virgin, Wakefield Bridge in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries, Wakefield
Historical Pubs 44 (54pp; 9 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
An updated edition of a book published in 2003, recounting the chequered modern history
of this important chantry chapel (including its heavy-
Martin Tingle with Clive Easter, 2011, ‘Re-
A report of an archaeological watching brief at Ugborough. A collapsed vault in
the church was found to have been backfilled (apparently prior to 1843) with fragments
from a fine wall monument to Richard Fownes (d. 1680), his wife Petronell (d. 1720),
and her sister, Honor Edgcumbe, other parts of which survive in their original location
next to the altar. A damaged and re-
Simon Turner, 2011, ‘Robert Vaughan and monumental brasses’, Print Quarterly, 28.3,
An account of Robert Vaughan (c.1600-
Anne H Van Buren with Roger S Wieck, 2011, Illuminating Fashion: dress in the art
of medieval France and the Netherlands, 1325-
A study of 14th-
Trevor Yorke, 2010, Gravestones, Tombs and Memorials (Countryside Books: Newbury. 64pp; 113 b/w illus; ISBN 9781846742026; pbk; £5.99)
A thoughtful and reliable introduction to English churchyard monuments, aimed at
the general reader but containing much of interest to more experienced students.
Includes information on development, dating, regional variations, iconography and
epitaphs. Fully illustrated with photographs and meticulous pen-
Douglas Arden, 2012, ‘The Spratton livery collar of SS: the earliest example of a
prime Lancastrian honour’, Northamptonshire Past & Present, 65, 7-
A discussion of the tomb with a fine military alabaster effigy at Spratton, Northants.,
wearing a Lancastrian livery collar of SS, conventionally attributed to Sir John
Swinford (d. 1370). The author tentatively proposes, largely on heraldic grounds,
that it may actually commemorate Sir John’s father-
Sally Badham & Sophie Oosterwijk, 2012, ‘The tomb monument of Katherine, daughter
of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence (1253-
An investigation into the costly but lost monument in Westminster Abbey to Katherine,
third daughter of Henry III, who died in her fourth year, and was commemorated by
a bejewelled and silver-
Paul Barker, 2012, ‘Parish church treasures: the knight traveller’, Country Life, 206.47 (21st Nov 2012), 38
Discusses and illustrates the monument at Condover, Shropshire, to Sir Thomas Cholmondeley-
Jerome Bertram, 2012, ‘Embellishment and restoration: the Barttelots and their brasses
at Stopham, Sussex’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.4, 334-
A study of the lengthy sequence of brasses at Stopham, dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries, commissioned by members of the Barttelot family. Of particular interest are the embellishments and repairs, most executed by Edward Marshall between 1630 and 1644.
Paul Binski & Elizabeth A New (eds), 2012, Patrons and Professionals in the Middle
Ages. Harlaxton Medieval Studies 22 (Shaun Tyas: Donington. xvi+430pp; 116 illus,
mainly colour; ISBN 978-
The proceedings of the 27th Harlaxton Medieval Symposium, on patronage and the processes of artistic commissioning in medieval Europe. Contributions include Nigel Saul on the interplay between patrons’ expectations and sculptors’ creativity in the design of tomb monuments, making particular use of contracts and wills; and T A Heslop on the alabaster tomb of Sir Edmund Thorpe (d.1418) and his wife Joan (d.1415) at Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk.
Adam Bowett, 2012, ‘New light on Diacinto Cawcy and the Barrow monument’, Procs Suffolk
Inst of Archaeol & History, 42.4, 424-
A study, expanding on one of 2004 by John Blatchly and Geoffrey Fisher, of the scagliola work on three Suffolk monuments attributed to Diacinto Cawsey, an itinerant Italian artisan and an associate of the better known Baldassare Artima. The monuments are those to Sir Thomas Cullum (d.1664) at Hawstead, erected 1675; to Sir Henry North (d.1671) at Mildenhall; and to Maurice Barrow at Westhorpe, erected after 1681. A monument to the first and second Barons Poulett at Hinton St George, Somerset, may also incorporate work by Artima and/or Cawsey.
Frederick Brock, 2012, Thomas Brock: forgotten sculptor of the Victoria Memorial
(Author House: Bloomington IN [Amazon print on demand]. Pbk; 187pp; illus; ISBN
The career of Thomas Brock, sculptor of the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. Much of his work was public sculpture.
Clive Burgess, 2012, ‘Obligations and strategy: managing memory in the later medieval
parish’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.4, 289-
A Cherryson, Z Crossland & S Tarlow, 2012, A Fine and Private Place: the archaeology
of death and burial in Post-
A synthetic and interpretative discussion of the below-
Juliusz A Chrościcki, Mark Hengerer & Gérard Sabatier (eds), 2012, Les funérailles
princières en Europe, XVIe-
A collection of essays on royal funerary rites across Europe in the early modern period. This volume, the first of a trilogy, is concerned with ritual and spectacle: volume 2 will consider material culture, including tombs. In French.
B Connell, A Gray Jones, R Redfern & D Walker, 2012, A Bio-
Major excavations at the hospital and priory of St Mary Spital recorded over 10,500 skeletons. Close dating has allowed a unique insight into the lives of Londoners from the 12th to early 16th centuries.
Mark Downing, 2013, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 5: Northamptonshire-
The latest volume in Mark Downing’s national survey of military effigies to 1500.
T Dyson, M Samuel, A Steele & S M Wright, 2011, The Cluniac Priory and Abbey of St
Saviour Bermondsey, Surrey: excavations 1984-
This excavation recorded 22 inhumations or graves. The report includes brief sections on burial practice and location, demography and health. Three copper alloy letters of Lombardic form are described.
Ian B Fallows, 2012, ‘The Rev William Lee (c.1550-
An examination of the three-
Brian & Moira Gittos, 2012, ‘Medieval Ham Hill stone monuments in context’, J British
Archaeol Assoc, 165, 89-
An overview of medieval church monuments in south-
M Henderson, A Miles & D Walker, 2012, ‘He Being Dead Yet Speaketh’ (Museum of London
Archaeol. Hbk; 370pp; illus; £30. ISBN 978-
Reports on three non-
Robert Kinsey, 2012, ‘Each according to their degree: the lost brasses of the Thorpes
of Northamptonshire’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.4, 311-
An exploration of the fortunes and self-
William Lack, H Martin Stuchfield & Philip Whittemore, 2012, The Monumental Brasses
of Huntingdonshire (Monumental Brass Society: Stratford St Mary. xxii+217pp; 161
b/w illus; ISBN 978-
The latest survey volume in the comprehensive MBS County Series.
Polly Low, Graham Oliver, & P J Rhodes (eds), 2012, Cultures of Commemoration: war
memorials, ancient and modern, Procs of the British Academy 160 (Oxford Univ Pr:
Oxford. 200 pp; 26 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A collection of essays on changing concepts of the war memorial. Contents include
Aleksandra McClain, 2012, ‘Theory, disciplinary perspectives and the archaeology
of later medieval England’, Medieval Archaeol, 56, 131-
An essay urging closer engagement by late-
David Meara, 2012, ‘The brass to the Revd Montague Henry Noel, d.1929, St Barnabas,
Oxford’, Trans Monumental Brass Soc, 18.4, 363-
An account of the negotiations surrounding the commissioning and execution of the
brass to the first vicar of the Anglo-
Edward Morris & Emma Roberts, 2012, Public Sculpture of Cheshire and Merseyside (excluding
Liverpool), Public Sculpture of Britain 15 (Liverpool Univ Pr: Liverpool. xxiv+308pp;
227 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Although this survey is predominantly concerned with secular public sculpture, the
introduction includes several pages of discussion of church monuments, cemeteries
and war memorials; while the catalogue features a number of post-
Edward Parry, 2011, ‘Monumental history: funerary monuments and public memory’, Archaeologia
Cambrensis, 160, 219-
A consideration of six monuments in Wales and the Borders as documents of the religious and constitutional upheavals of the 17th and early 18th centuries. The six are those to William Lucy (d. 1677), Bishop of St David’s, at Christ College, Brecon; Sir John Powell (d. 1696) at Laugharne, Carmarthenshire; Elizabeth (d. 1731) and Mary (d. 1739), wives of Sir John Pryce, at Newtown, Montgomeryshire; Col. John Birch (d. 1691) at Weobley, Herefs.; Sir Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford (d. 1724) at Brampton Bryan, Herefs.; and Theophilus Salwey (d. 1760) at Ludlow.
H Playfair, 2012, Jewels of Somerset: stained glass in parish churches from 1830 (Beaufort Pr. 84pp; 80 colour illus; £12.50 plus £5 p&p from Hugh Playfair, Blackford House, Blackford, Yeovil BA22 7EE – cheques ‘Friends of Somerset Churches and Chapels’)
Describes the role of stained glass windows and their development since 1830, with notes on artists and workshops.
Keith Randon, 2012, ‘Gaddesby church and the Cheney monument’, Leicestershire Historian,
This sculpture of a soldier on a dying horse, sculpted by Joseph Gott, commemorates Edward Cheney’s actions at Waterloo. Originally erected in Gaddesby Hall, it was moved to the church in 1898. The history of the monument is poorly known.
Ioanna Rapti, 2011-
A report on an incised marble tomb slab found in 2009 in Tarsus, Cilicia (now Turkey), on the site of the Great Mosque (erected 1579). It depicts a military figure and bears an Armenian inscription in commemoration of a ‘lord Philip’ who died in 1351. It incorporates Latin gothic stylistic features, and Philip’s name is rendered in a French form, but he has eluded identification.
Nicholas Riall, 2012, ‘Defining the early sixteenth-
An examination of the tomb of Richard Norton (d. 1537), sheriff of Hampshire, and his wife Elizabeth, executed, probably in the late 1520s or early 1530s, in an ostentatious Italianate all’antica style. Along with other local monuments, it is attributed to Thomas Bertie, the Bishop of Winchester’s master mason.
J M Robinson, 2011, James Wyatt: architect to George III (Paul Mellon Centre for
Studies in British Art, Yale Univ Pr: New Haven. Hbk; 370pp; illus; £50. ISBN 978-
This is an attractively produced and well illustrated volume. A chapter on mausoleums and memorials includes the Pelham mausoleum at Brocklesby (Lincs), the Darnley mausoleum at Cobham (Kent) and the Dartrey mausoleum (Co Monaghan). Some of Wyatt’s sketches are reproduced alongside modern colour photography.
Xavier F Salomon, 2012, ‘Gasparo Marcaccioni (1620-
Includes discussion of the monument to Gasparo Marcaccioni, bookkeeper and principal minister to Cardinal Antonio Barbarini, in the church of S Maria del Sufraggio, Rome. Previously unpublished financial records identify the marble portrait bust and other sculptures as the work of Paolo Naldini, executed between 1674 and 1677.
Ann Saunders, 2012, St Paul’s Cathedral: 1400 years at the heart of London (Scala:
London. 144pp; 116 colour illus; ISBN 978-
A new account of St Paul’s by a highly regarded authority. Includes discussion of some of the monuments introduced to Wren’s building from 1791 onwards, illustrated with evocative photographs.
K D M Snell, 2012, ‘Churchyard closures, rural cemeteries and the village community
in Leicestershire and Rutland, 1800-
A pioneering analysis of patterns in churchyard extensions, closures and new cemetery
provision in two Midland counties, encompassing a total of 556 rural and urban burial
sites, and focusing on changes in the 1850s, 1880-
Sally Strachey, 2012, ‘The best get better: two stone monuments at St Mary’s Church,
Elmley Castle, Worcestershire’, Mausolus (newsletter of the Mausolea & Monuments
Trust) (Winter 2012), 2-
On recent conservation work to monuments to Sir William Savage (d. 1616) and Thomas Coventry, first Earl of Coventry (d.1699).
Anon., 2013, ‘Edinburgh: a knight’s tale?’, Current Archaeol, 279 (June), 10
A brief report of the excavation of a sandstone tomb slab and adult male skeleton from the site of Edinburgh’s Dominican friary: the slab, incised with an ornate cross and long sword, is dated to the 13th or 14th centuries.
Lisa Barber, 2009, ‘Dalles funéraires gravées à l’effigie du défunt’, Mémoires de
la Société Archéologique du Midi de la France, 69, 153-
An account of the project to create an inventory of incised effigial slabs in France,
extending and completing the task begun by F A Greenhill. This article focuses on
work in the south-
Caroline de Barrau-
A survey and discussion of the medieval monuments, extant and lost, of Rodez Cathedral in southern France.
Séamus Bellew, 2012, ‘Inscriptions and heraldry from St Michael’s Church, Charlestown,
County Louth’, J County Louth Archaeological & Historical Soc, 27:4, 611-
A survey of the 19th-
Jerome Bertram, 2012, Bishops and Burgers, Dukes and Knights (Lulu publishing. 40pp; colour illus; pbk; £10.50). Available from www.lulu.com
A survey of the incised slabs, brasses and other monuments from the towns and churches on the southern and eastern coasts of the Baltic: originally a lecture delivered to the Society of Antiquaries of London in October 2011. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Peter Bitter, Viera Bonenkampová & Koen Goudriaan (eds), 2013, Graven spreken: perspectieven
op grafcultuur in de middeleeuwse en vroegmoderne Nederlanden (Verloren: Hilversum.
256pp; 20 colour, 23 b/w illus; ISBN 9-
A multidisciplinary collection of 13 essays on issues of death and commemoration in the Netherlands in the medieval and early modern periods. Contributions include Sanne Frequin on ‘weepers’; Trudi Brink on the Van Brederode tomb and altarpiece in the Grote Kerk of Vianen; and Viera Bonenkampová on social stratification in Delft interpreted through graves in the Oude Kerk. In Dutch.
Elma Brenner, Meredith Cohen, & Mary Franklin-
A collection of essays, focusing on France but incorporating studies from further
afield, on the place of memory, consciousness of the past, and commemoration of the
dead in medieval private and public life. Contributions include Mailan S Doquang
on commemoration and intercession in the rayonnant chapels of northern French cathedrals;
Richard Buckley et al, 2013, ‘“The king in the car park”: new light on the death
and burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars church, Leicester, in 1485’, Antiquity,
86 (336), 519-
This paper discusses the location of the royal grave within the monastic precinct and gives a brief account of the burial. Specialist reports will no doubt follow.
Sarah Burnage, 2013, Remembering the Dead; a short guide to the memorials and commemorations in York St Mary’s (York Museums Trust: York. 8pp; 10 colour illus), free download available at http://www.yorkstmarys.org.uk/assets/ysm%20remembering%20the%20dead%20leaflet%20 v2%20copy%5Bsmall%5D.pdf
A guide to the six monuments (five mural, one ledger stone), dating from the late
17th to mid-
Richard Cocke, 2013, Public Sculpture of Norfolk and Suffolk, Public Sculpture of
Britain 16 (Liverpool University Press: Liverpool. xxiv+328pp; 320 b/w illus; ISBN
A section of this catalogue deals with 16 church monuments, selected as a representative sample of the region’s heritage. Dates range from the 14th century (William de Kerdiston at Reepham) to the early 20th, and artists include Roubiliac, Chantrey, Nicholas Stone and Robert Adam. Elsewhere, entries appear for the pyramidical Hobart mausoleum by Joseph Bonomi at Blickling, cemetery memorials at Norwich, a headstone at Rougham depicting a Vickers Vimy biplane, and war memorials including a striking example by F D Wood at Ditchingham with recumbent effigy.
Paul Cockerham, 2012, Cockerham on Cockyram: the brass of Robert Cockyram, Lydd, Kent (Lulu publishing. 13pp; 5 colour illus; pbk; £5). Available from www.lulu.com
An expanded version of a paper given at the Monumental Brass Society Study Day at Lydd in September 2012, examining the history of the small monumental brass to Robert Cokyram (d. 1508).
B Connell, A G Jones, R Redfern & D Walker, 2012, A Bioarchaeological Study of Medieval
Burials on the Site of St Mary Spital: excavations at Spitalfields Market, London
The remains of over 10,500 burials were recorded from the cemetery of the Augustinian hospital. Unprecedented dating accuracy allowed the material to be sorted into four phases between the 12th and 16th centuries. Detailed population and health profiles are discussed for a sample of 5,387 individuals.
Christiaan Corlett, 2010, ‘Some eighteenth-
A discussion of a distinctive group of mid 18th-
James Stevens Curl, 2013, Funerary Monuments and Memorials in St Patrick’s Cathedral,
Armagh (Historical Publications: Whitstable. xxviii+132pp; 28 colour, 71 b/w illus;
An exhaustive survey of the monuments in the Anglican cathedral of Armagh, including works by Bacon, Chantrey, Farrell, Marochetti, Nollekens, Roubiliac and Rysbrack. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Chris Daniels, 2012, The Craft of Stonemasonry (Crosswood Press: Ramsbury. 192 pp; 313 colour illus; ISBN 978 1847973856; hb; £25.00)
The author speaks with authority as a stonemason and conservator. This practical manual is aimed at novice stonemasons, but also at architects and architectural historians. Traditional skills are explained step by step both as a guide for practitioners and to bring understanding to a lay audience.
Dario Del Bufalo, 2012, Porphyry: red imperial porphyry: power and religion (Umberto
Allemandi: Turin. 300pp; 994 mainly colour illus; ISBN 978-
A study of the purple-
Rebecca Di Mambro, 2012, ‘James Smith at Hamilton: a study in Scottish Classicism’,
Architectural History, 55, 111-
An assessment of the commissions for the Hamilton family of the architect James Smith
Mark Downing, 2013, Military Effigies of England & Wales, Volume 6: Somerset–Sussex
(Monumental Books: Shrewsbury. 143pp; 213 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
The latest volume in Mark Downing’s national survey of military effigies to 1500.
Jonny Geber, 2013, ‘The Kilkenny Workhouse mass burials: an archaeology of the Great
Irish Famine’, Current Archaeology, 278 (May), 12-
63 separate mass graves contained almost 1,000 skeletons deposited over only 43 months. These burials had been forgotten. Osteological analysis reveals much about poverty, diet and disease.
Roberta Gilchrist, 2012, Medieval Life: archaeology and the life course (Boydell:
Woodbridge. xvi+336pp; 18 colour, 80 b/w illus; ISBN 978-
A detailed study of how life was lived in the middle ages, examined through the prism of material culture. Chapter 5, on ‘the Quick and the Dead’, discusses rituals of death and commemoration, including the meanings and social purposes of tombs. Elsewhere the evidence of effigies and monumental brasses is drawn on at several points in addressing a range of social and cultural topics
C Pamela Graves, 2008, ‘From an archaeology of iconoclasm to an anthropology of the
body: images, punishment, and personhood in England, 1500-
Although this article has been available for a while, it seems appropriate to draw
it to members’ attention. Graves tries to avoid simplistic received wisdom by reviewing
Madeleine Gray, 2012, ‘Reforming memory: commemoration of the dead in sixteenth-
A Welsh contribution to the debate on the pace of change in attitudes towards death, commemoration, purgatory and intercession at the Reformation, which makes use of testamentary evidence, vernacular poetry, and tomb inscriptions and iconography. No simple or uniform picture emerges, though the author suggests that the Protestant emphasis on praising (rather than praying for) the dead was in some ways anticipated by Welsh bardic traditions.
Guillaume Grillon, 2011, L’Ultime Message: étude des monuments funéraires de la Bourgogne
A fully illustrated study of the tomb monuments of the medieval duchy of Burgundy, which analyses their typological and formal evolution, their iconography and inscriptions, and their social, religious and cultural contexts. Based on a corpus of 794 monuments, 448 of which survive, the remainder being well recorded in antiquarian sources.
Brendan Halpin, 2013, ‘Anglo-
An investigation into two related armour types unique to Ireland and found only on late medieval tomb effigies. The author has sought to establish, in part through modern reconstructions, how the armour may have been constructed, the extent to which it was practical and usable, and how it may have suited the Irish style of warfare.
Peter Hill, 2011, A History of Death and Burial in Northamptonshire (Amberley: Stroud.
160 pp; illus; ISBN 978-
This introduction to practices surrounding death and burial through history takes Northamptonshire as an example. It includes chapters on masons, forms of burial, customs, and symbols, as well as gazetteers for brasses, hatchments and recumbent stone effigies.
Chris King & Duncan Sayer (eds), 2011, The Archaeology of Post-
A collection of essays considering the material evidence of post-
Hannes Kleineke & Christian Steer (eds), 2013, The Yorkist Age, Harlaxton Medieval
Studies 23 (Shaun Tyas: Donington. 488pp; 28 colour illus; ISBN 978-
The proceedings of the 2011 Harlaxton Symposium. Four contributors address aspects
of death and commemoration: Clive Burgess and Nigel Saul, separately, on the Yorkist
college and mausoleum at Fotheringhay (Burgess focusing on its institutional history;
Saul on the architecture and fittings); David Harry on Earl Rivers’ Cordyal (1479),
a translation of a 14th-
Phillip Lindley, 2012, ‘The artistic practice, protracted publication and posthumous
completion of Charles Alfred Stothard’s Monumental Effigies of Great Britain’, Antiquaries
J, 92, 385-
An unravelling of the complex story behind Stothard’s great survey. The first part was issued in 1811 and the title page in 1817, but the work was not finished until 1832, well after Stothard’s untimely death in 1821, having been brought to a conclusion by his widow, Anna Eliza, with the assistance of her brother, Alfred Kempe, and four different etchers. The influence of Thomas Kerrich on Stothard’s technique, Stothard’s posthumous reputation, and Anna Eliza’s part in constructing that reputation, are all considered.
Phillip Lindley, 2013, ‘Peter Mathias van Guelder’s monument to Mary, 3rd Duchess
of Montagu, in St Edmund’s, Warkton, Northamptonshire’, Burlington Mag, 155 (no 1321:
A reassessment of the theatrical monument to the Duchess of Montagu (d.1775) by Peter
van Guelder (c.1742-
Catharine MacLeod, Malcolm Smuts & Timothy Wilks, 2012, The Lost Prince: the life
& death of Henry Stuart (National Portrait Gallery: London. 192pp; 127 colour illus;
The catalogue of an exhibition commemorating the quatercentenary of the death of Henry, Prince of Wales, son of James VI and I, in 1612. Includes material on the ceremonies and public mourning that followed, when parallel funerals were held in London, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge. Henry was buried in Westminster Abbey, but never received his planned monument.
Conleth Manning, 2010, ‘The grave-
A report of an inscribed grave-
Richard Marks, 2012, Studies in the Art and Imagery of the Middle Ages (Pindar Press:
London. 830pp; 456 illus; ISBN 978-
A volume bringing together 31 of the author’s studies, ranging from historiography
to stained glass and tomb monuments. Topics include images of chivalry, c.1320-
David Meara & Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley, 2013, Remembered Lives: personal memorials
in churches (Cardozo Kindersley Workshop/Cambridge Univ Press: Cambridge. 84pp; many
colour and b/w illus; ISBN 978-
Reviewed on pages 20-
Cameron Moffett, 2011, ‘“Of oak thy mournful bier’s prepared”: a late 17th-
An account of a rare and elaborate 17th-
C B Newham, 2013, Book of Effigies: photographs of selected recumbent effigies in
English parish churches (DAE Publishing: Harrogate. 88pp; 81 colour illus; ISBN
A selection of 81 of the author’s striking overhead photographs of recumbent tomb effigies, ranging in date from the 13th to early 20th centuries. Examples are drawn from across England, but a high proportion are from Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Terri Sabatos, 2013, ‘The Memorial of James Stewart, Earl of Moray, and the visual
culture of bloodfeud in early modern Scotland’, Review of Scottish Culture, 24, 34-
The Scottish ‘vendetta portrait’ was a depiction of the victim of a bloodfeud, usually
represented as a corpse, accompanied by a call for vengeance. The author considers
several examples of the genre, but focuses on the over-
Ann Smith, 2013, ‘Monument to the Earl of Bristol in Sherborne Abbey’, Notes & Queries
for Somerset & Dorset, 37:377 (March), 185-
A discussion of the imposing monument by John Nost to John Digby, 3rd Earl of Bristol (d.1698), and his two wives. Documentary evidence establishes the Earl’s own role in its planning and commissioning.
An examination of the ceremonies surrounding death and commemoration at courts from the medieval to early modern periods and from Western Europe to the Far East. In English. To be reviewed in Church Monuments.
Peter Stanford, 2013, How to Read a Graveyard: journeys in the company of the dead (Bloomsbury Continuum: London. 288pp; 31 b/w illus; ISBN 9781441179777; hbk; £16.99)
Musings on death and commemoration from a former editor of the Catholic Herald, cast
in the form of visits to ten burial grounds – the Scavi beneath St Peter’s, the Catacomb
of Callixtus, and the Cimitero Acattolico, all in Rome; Burnham Norton churchyard,
Norfolk; Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh; Père-
Mary B Timoney, 2010, ‘The William Scott box tomb of 1824, Skreen, Co. Sligo’, J
Royal Soc of Antiquaries of Ireland, 140, 48-
A discussion of an elaborate box tomb, one of ten in the Church of Ireland graveyard at Skreen. They were carved between the 1780s and 1850s from local limestone by the Skreen school of masons. The principal carvers were the Diamond family, still locally active.
Anthony A Upton, 2012/13, ‘The Dabridgecourts of Knowle: a monumental “translation”?’,
Warwickshire History, 15:4, 141-
An investigation into an indent at Knowle, Warwickshire, which formerly held a brass commemorating John Dabridgecourt (d.1544) and his two wives, Katherine and Elizabeth. The author argues that it may originally have been sited in Astley College, some 14 miles away, but that it was moved by John’s son, Thomas, following the College’s dissolution in 1545.
University of Leicester Graveyards Group, 2012, ‘Frail memories: is the commemorated
population representative of the buried population?’, Post-
A study based on six Leicestershire graveyards, collating monumental with archival
evidence to assess how far surviving assemblages of post-
Paul F Walker, 2013, The History of Armour, 1100-
The extensive illustrations contain many drawings of armour by the author (some are exploded views), and many good colour photographs of details of armour from a number of English effigies. The accuracy of the accompanying text is variable.
Carl Watkins, 2013, The Undiscovered Country: journeys among the dead (Bodley Head/Vintage:
Oxford. 336pp; colour illus; ISBN 978-
An examination of how death has marked Britain from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, encompassing discussion of religious belief, folklore and monuments.
Richard Wheeler, 2013, Oxfordshire's Best Churches (Fircone Books: King's Sutton. ix+270pp, 340 colour illus; ISBN 9781907700002; hbk; £25
Philip Whittemore, 2011, ‘The lost brass to Katherine Brook, 1556, formerly in the
church of Islington St Mary’, Trans London & Middlesex Arch Soc, 62, 251-
An account of the brass to Katherine, wife of Sir David Brook, Chief Baron of the
Exchequer, who (the inscription states) served as wet-
An investigation into the elaborate 15th-
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