This website describes English "monumental brasses" and the use of "rubbings" of these brasses to produce silk screen prints, using finely powdered bronze mixed with a clear silk screening ink achieve a brilliant gold color. A rubbing is an impression of the brass made by placing a sheet of architects' drafting paper over the brass and rubbing it with a hard black crayon. A silk screen print is typically made on dark cloth, in the full size of the original brass monument. Shown below (L to R) are:
1) a picture of the monumental brass of Sir Roger de Trumpington, from the Church of St Mary and St Michael, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, England;
2) a picture of a rubbing of this brass;
3) a picture of a silk screen print, copied from the rubbing; and
4) a picture of the artist, William Streett with a silk screen print copied from the rubbing.
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Monumental Brasses, Brass Rubbings, and Silk Screen Prints