Funerary monument to Lord Edward Pelham-Clinton (1907) and his wife Matilda (d.1892). Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, Greater London. Bronze figural group on a base of Portland stone, set within a kerb of Portland stone. According to the British Listed Buildings site, this “exceptionally good Neo-Baroque bronze monument . . . [with] virtuoso bronze casting . . . has lost its inscription panels. [It] is Georgian in inspiration with angle-set balusters to the corners beneath a continuous frieze. The kerb has twelve tapering blocks formerly linked with chains. ” [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

“Pelham-Clinton (1836-1907) was the son of the 5th Duke of Newcastle, and rose to become Master of Queen Victoria's Household in 1894-1901; he lived close by, at The Heights, Witley, Surrey. The prominence of the female body indicates this monument was erected to his wife. . . . Stylistically it recalls the work of Princess Louise, Victoria's sculpting daughter: Pelham-Clinton's role in the Royal Household makes this a possibility.” — British Listed Buildings



Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus reproduced here by kind permission of Brookwood Cemetery. . 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 Victorian Web and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

References

“Tomb of Lord Edward Pelham Clinton 1836 to 1907.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 12 July 2013.


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