Current Location:
Cabinet J -> Drawer 04 (J)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet J; Drawer 04

John Croston and Three Wives

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.58.3
Credit:
Gift of Jane and Wally Ewing
Medium:
Paper and heelball
Date:
1970 – 1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 33" Width: 36"
Description:
Paper and heelball; Wax rubbing of British Brass grave monument. Silver on black paper. John Croston surrounded by his three wives. The wives are identical and John is wearing armor with a dog at his feet.
Historical Context:
Wax rubbing of the funerary brass of John Croston and his three wives who are not named. John’s armor is a good example of how armor during this time was trending towards ornamental rather than practical because of its large bulk plates. The dog at his feet is believed to represent a pet he had in life since it is looking up at him adoringly instead of off to the side like symbolic animals in iconography.