The Angel of Death — George William Lancaster Memorial by Sydney March. Bronze. East Sheen Cemetery, Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey. Meller and Parsons date this “immensely powerful figure of a bronze angel that mourns over the Lancaster tom” as “arguably the most dramatic sculpture in any of London’s cemeteries. The Lancasters were a north-country family who made their money in coal mining” (149-50). [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Photograph and text by Robert Freidus. [You may use this image 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.]


Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Meller, Hugh, & Brian Parsons. London Cemeteries: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1998?.

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