Signed and dated within the design at lower left in pen and brown ink, "Cuthbert Bede 1857"; at lower right, "From a Talbot Monument in Albrighton Church, Salop. Temp : 1555."
One of 10 drawings by Cuthbert Bede (Edward Bradley) acquired in 1984 by the Morgan Library & Museum from Sir John Pope-Hennessy as part of the Agnes Strickland Papers (MA 3990) and subsequently transferred from the Dept. of Literary and Historical Manuscripts to the Dept. of Drawings and Prints.
Drawing of the upper portion of the effigy of Frances, daughter of Sir John Gifford / Giffard of Chillington Hall, and wife of Sir John Talbot of Albrighton and Grafton, from Sir John and Lady Talbot's monument in St Mary Magdalene Church at Albrighton in Salop.
Strickland, Agnes, 1796-1874, former owner.
Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Sir, 1913-1994, former owner.