IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 842: Medieval Masons

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Research, University of Winchester
Organiser:Cindy Wood, Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:James Ross, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 842-aThomas Gooch and Thomas Loveday: Two Suffolk Carpenters and Their Work
(Language: English)
Lucy Wrapson, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Lucy Wrapson, Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting
Paper 842-bStone Masons and Their Surviving Masons' Marks
(Language: English)
Jenny Alexander, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Jenny Alexander, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - General, Art History - Decorative Arts
Paper 842-cWilliam Vertue, Master Mason, and His Self-Portraits in Stone
(Language: English)
Cindy Wood, Department of History, University of Winchester
Cindy Wood, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

This panel will focus on the masons that created much of the ‘materiality’ of the medieval period. The masons working on the wooden rood screens of East Anglia, specifically Thomas Loveday and Thomas Gooch will be examined through their work. Then the masons working in stone will be examined through their surviving masons’ marks, left across many buildings both ecclesiastical and secular. The final paper will consider the idiosyncratic self portraits left by the mason William Vertue (d.1527) on many of his creations in elite buildings, for example, Westminster Abbey.
These papers will focus on the evidence from the later medieval period.