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Drawing - Monument design
  • Monument design
    Nollekens, Joseph Frans, born 1737 - died 1823
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Monument design

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1802 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nollekens, Joseph Frans, born 1737 - died 1823 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and wash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 187

Physical description

Preliminary monument design for Captain John Urry in Church of St James, Yarmouth with a wall tablet with sarcophagus with urn and shield above.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1802 (made)


Nollekens, Joseph Frans, born 1737 - died 1823 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with scale in feet. Sarcophagus inscribed: 'In Memory of / Captain John Urry of the Royal Navy, who with his amiable wife / and only son is buried near this spot / This tablet [?] / was erected in the year 1802 by Rear Admiral Biggs / in token of this sincere esteem and regards for the family / of a valuable and a worthy friend / "I venerate the Man, whose heart is warm / Whose hands are pure , whose like and whose professions / coincident, exhibit lucid proof / That he is honest in the [?] / To such [?] more than mere respect / Whose actions say that they respect themselves.'"


Height: 234 mm, Width: 189 mm


Pen and ink; Wash


Drawings; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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