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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.1779 (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 drawing for the monument to William, 1st Lord Boston (1706-1775) and his wife Albinia (d.1769) erected in 1779 in St. Mary's Church, Whiston, Northamptonshire. mourning female figure leaning on urn and extinguishing the torch of life.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


ca.1779 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink with scale in feet and in pencil with measurements and '[...] Bostons mont'.


Height: 14 1/8 in, Width: 8 5/8 in

Object history note

The mourning female figure of this monument is also to be found on the monument to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, Bart. (d.1785) in St Edward's Church, Goathurst, Somerset. For a drawing of a probable alternative design for this monument see E.4364-1920.


Pen and ink; Wash


Drawings; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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