Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


An online friend and I (I won't name them because this gets posted in more than one place) were talking about silly statues and I promised (when things had cooled down a bit on the statue front) to post a picture of my favourite.

As a piece of craftwork it's actually rather impressive, but, really, beloved ancestor, if you're going to be pictured striking an ecstatic pose in diaphanous robes wouldn't it be better if you first removed your wig?

For the record this is the effigy of Sir John Thornycroft, who died in 1725. It's the work of a London sculptor called Andrew Carpenter- and is on display in St Mary's church, Bloxham, Oxfordshire.

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