Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Harman Memorial, Burford



The chap commemorated in this memorial was Henry VIII's barber and body servant. The four figures surrounding the entablature are believed to represent Brazilian tribespeople. If so, these are the earliest representations of Native Americans in English art. Here's a detail.


This is 16th century but looks amazingly like the work of Eric Gill.
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