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St Mary's, Redcliff, Canning monuments

St Mary's, Redcliff, Canning monuments

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f.145

Length: 268

Width: 186

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

These tombs date from the 15th century and show William Canning and his wife on the upper sketch, with dogs and foliage under their feet. The lower sketch shows a jewish merchant under Canning's feet. Canning was a very wealthy, local shipbuilder during the reign of Edward IV, and a most generous patron of the church. He was Mayor of Bristol five times.

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