Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton, Bath Abbey, by Francis Chantrey

Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton. 1834. by Sir Francis Chantrey (1781-1841). Marble. Bath Abbey. Left: The complete monument. Right: The memorial inscription. [Click on these pictures and those below to enlarge them.]

Two details: Left: Profile portrait of Bickerton with attributes: The sword and sextant are particularly appropriate for a man who, as the inscription explains, had been “Admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet, General of His Majesty's Marine Forces, [and] . . . for many years one fo the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.” Right: Mourning figure.

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus; formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Pevsner, Nikolaus. North Somerset and Bristol. London: Penguin Books, 1986.

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