Replica Angel

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

One the most famous sculptors of the early Twentieth Century was Daniel Chester French, best known for his monumental sculpture of the seated Abraham Lincoln centered in the Lincoln Memorial at Washington, D.C.  In addition to the many public monuments that he was commissioned to create, French also executed some private commissions, such as the Kinsley Monument in the Woodlawn Cemetery, at Bronx, New York.

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

A near replica of the French angel was carved for Mary Glover Thurman of Atlanta, Georgia.  The Oakland Cemetery monument was created to be a sculptural embodiment of Mrs. Thurman who was nicknamed “The Angel” because of the volunteer work that she did in local-area hospitals, visiting the sick and delivering flowers to the patients.

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia

 

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