John Jackson (1897-1845), Brompton Cemetery

Grave of John "Gentleman" Jackson (1769-1845) in Brompton Cemetery. Paid for by public subscription and designed by Timothy Butler (c.1806-1885). Jackson was a noted pugilist, a "[b]are knuckle prize-fighter who established a self defence school patronised by the nobility in Bond Street. He also taught wood engraving to his brother Mason, enabling him to become a very successful book illustrator" (Brompton Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide, 19).

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Brompton Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide. London: Royal Parks, 2002. Print.

"Timothy Butler". Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII. Web. 16 August 2012.

Last modified 7 September 2012