Photograph and research by Robert Freidus. Formatting and text 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 in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

John Moritz Oppenheim (d.1864) and Frederick Schroeter (d.1876). Sculptor: H Daniel, monumental mason. Portland stone with Carrara marble reliefs. Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London SE15. [Click on the images and those below to enlarge them.]

According to the British Listed Buildings site, the monument, which has “unusual depictions of decease and lamentation”, takes the form of a “square plinth on a 2-stage base, with marble bas-reliefs on 3 sides and an inscription on the 4th, surmounted by a projecting entablature and a pedimented cover. The reliefs depict an angel beside a death-bed, an angel beside a female bust on a plinth which is fondled by a seated and blind mourning man, and a relief showing a woman with brushes and a palette. ”

Three views of the mourning figure. The missing arm and hand probably held a wreath.

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“Monument to Oppenheim and Schroeter, Nunhead Cemetery .” British Listed Buildings. Web. 23 March 2013. Listing NGR: TQ3538675417,

Last modified 30 March 2013