Robert Ingylton and His Wives Margaret and Clemens
Medium:Paper and heelball
Date:1970 – 1980
Paper and heelball; Black wax on white paper. Robert is surrounded by two of his wives and below them is a small group of small figures (three men and five women) who represent their children.
Wax rubbing of the funerary brass of Robert Ingylton (d. 1472), his three wives (Margaret, Clemens and Isabel), and their children. The original brass is located at St. Michael and All Saints Church in Buckinghamshire, England. The rubbing only includes Margaret's children but the full brass has Clemen’s and Isabel’s children under the adults as well, bringing the total number of children up to fifteen. During this time it was common practice to depict children as fully grown adults regardless of their age at the time of when they died. Since the brass inscription describes Robert as “Defender of the law” it is believed that he had a law career.