many of our bodies shall, no doubt, Find native graves: upon the which, I
trust, Shall witness live in brass of this day's work."
Shakespeare's Henry V
Brass rubbings are done by
stretching a linen rag paper over the deeply etched monumental brass that is
usually found at the gravesite. After securing the paper, heelball (a very
hard wax) is rubbed vigorously over the paper surface to get an exact copy of
the brass plate. A single rubbing can take from 2 hours to 2 days to complete
depending in it's size, condition, and complexity.
The pictures you see are actual pictures of brass rubbings that I have made...they are not pictures from a book that have been scanned in...by showing you actual pictures of my rubbings you can see the quality that comes from over 25 years of bringing brass rubbings to the community.