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John Flaxman (1755 - 1826), sculptor

Bas relief, model for the monument to Agnes Cromwell

c.1797-98 (the marble monument is dated 1800)

Plaster

Museum number: M1077

Curatorial note

Flaxman's marble monument to Agnes Cromwell is in Chichester Cathedral, Sussex. It is a wall tablet inscribed Come thou Blessed [above the relief] / Sacred to the memory of / Agnes Sarah Harriet / daughter of Henry Cromwell Esq: Captn R.N. / and Mary his wife / who died on the 30th day of November 1797 / in the 18th year of her age [below the relief]. Flaxman's relief is set within a tabernacle.

There is another plaster sketch-model for this monument titled “Come thou Blessed,” plaster, measuring 52 × 26 cm in the Flaxman colleciton at University College, London.

In the Rosenwald Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA, is a pencil drawing by Flaxman which is catalogued as possibly for the Agnes Cromwell monument and dated c.1798-1800.

Literature

Helen Dorey ‘Soane and Flaxman’ in Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line, Exhibition Catalogue, Sir John Soane’s Museum 2003


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