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photoblog image Belton House - Part 4: The Church 7/7

Belton House - Part 4: The Church 7/7

The final image from the church of St.Peter and St.Paul at Belton House, and indeed all parts of the series on Belton House, is this of a standing wall monument to Lord Brownlow (b 1744 d 1807).

 

There are many more fine monuments in the church and pictures of them can be found at and also in an excellent Flickr set here

 

Next week I will be showing something completely different.

Belton House - Part 4: The Church 7/7

The final image from the church of St.Peter and St.Paul at Belton House, and indeed all parts of the series on Belton House, is this of a standing wall monument to Lord Brownlow (b 1744 d 1807).

 

There are many more fine monuments in the church and pictures of them can be found at and also in an excellent Flickr set here

 

Next week I will be showing something completely different.

comments (8)

This is a very intersting statue Brian. I wonder what the significance of the sad woman, and broken column are?
Brian Walbey: I really don't know what they refer to Elizabeth but they are quite effective.
fine composition. i wonder what is the purpose of the desk and chair there
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. The desk and chair are for a minister to sit or kneel in whilst he is taking the service.
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 10 Jul 2011, 01:50
The monument's frame, unfortunately, detracts from the excellence of the sculpture.

The sculpture would probably work better if it was the main piece in an outdoors mausoleum...

My "reading" is that Lord Brownlow saw himself as a giant of a man...prodigiously equipped...and the world's women are collectively bereaved and impoverished by his death... [perhaps those were the guiding notes, given to the sculptor at the time of the commissioning].
Brian Walbey: I do agree about the frame Ray, it doesn't quite match the statue does it. AS to Lord Brownlow's endowments, well the lady looks quite tired, perhaps we should leave it at that smile
Your photo is superb Brian....but that sculpture of the woman in sorrow is magnificent....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very nice statue Peter, thanks.
being catholic I grew up with these image, not religious that much any more nowadays
Brian Walbey: I know quite a few people who are now, or have never been particularly religious Chantal, but it is surprising just how much they still admire the sheer artistry and skill and feelings that have gone into these churches and the things inside.
This sort of thing feels very much part of the past now.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed John, but at least it remains for later generations to enjoy the artistry and workmanship of those times.
A sorrowing scene!
Brian Walbey: It certainly appears to be Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2011, 21:43
Looks to a be sorrowful scene. I've enjoyed this series very much.
Brian Walbey: It does indeed, thanks Alan.

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