Ceiling, Compton Cemetery Chapel, Compton, by Mary Seton Fraser Tytler Watts and citizens of Compton. 1898. Photograph by Jacqueline Banerjee.
Indoors and out the burial chapel is covered with mystic symbols. . . Scenes of angel faces look down, and there is a charming band of faces in the triple arch of the doorway. . . . The walls are covered with mystical work in ruby plaster and gilded; there are over a hundred medallions and winged cherubs. There is a picture of Mr Watts painted to express the idea of the All-Pervading, with suns and rolling systems in the lap of a great enfolding figure encompassed by the hands of Love. [Mee, p.80]
Arthur Mee, ed. The King's England: Surrey: London's Southern Neighbour. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938.
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