Sleeping Children - Lichfield Cathdral

walwyn Mon, 12/26/2016 - 16:03
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Sculpted from white marble by Sir Frances Chantrey, this memorial is to the two daughters (Ellen-Jane and Marianne) of Ellen-Jane Robinson. The elder child's nightdress caught fire and she died of hjer burns, the younger child a few months later fell ill and also died. When it was exhibited in 1817 at the Royal Academy it is reported that the crowd of weeping mothers lingered, went away and then returned.