John Flaxman

Memorial to Philip Meadows

John Flaxman (1755-1826)

1795

Marble

All Saints Church

Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

Summed up as "a cherub on a cloud below an urn" (Nairn and Pevsner 331), this lovely memorial in Kingston's parish church is in such deep relief that the cherub's arm and a section of the book stand right out from the plaque. [Commentary continues below.]

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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