Edward Bulwer-Lytton Memorial. Bronze. Monument by Sir Alfred Gilbert, post-1891, in cast bronze and marble. St. Paul's Cathedral, London.

The St Paul's Collections site describes the relief as showing: “two women, one with winged headdress and holding a censer, bearing a portrait head of a man in a ornamented frame which is surrounded by the smoke of the censer. Below is a winged child wearing an elaborate helmet, his hand placed on a casket. In a black marble panel below is the memorial inscription painted in gilt lettering; the whole is in a green striated marble frame.” [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

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Photographs and formatting by George P. Landow. Text by Landow and Jacqueline Banerjee. With thanks to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral. 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 the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Object Collection No. 438. St. Paul's Cathedral. Web. 3 August 2014.

Last modified 24 September 2011