A praying Gothic cherub statue in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery graces this beautiful black and white photography poster. Give this little angel a home in any room to enhance your decor's Goth, Victorian, or dark angelcore aesthetic.
Exclusive to Muses Miscellany, this poster of an original, fine art photograph will make any space as unique as you are.
Posters print on thick, premium paper for excellent print quality and durability. The paper’s semi-gloss finish adds a beautiful sheen that also resists scuffs and fingerprints.
Your poster will be printed especially for you after you order and normally should arrive at your address in 4-7 business days.
(Note: during the winter holidays, printing and delivery can take longer than usual. So make sure you place holiday orders early!)
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This lovely cherub graces the resting place of Thomas Moore Clark, Jr. (1865-1869) in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery.
Cherubs often appear on children’s graves from the Victorian era, when child mortality rates were high. Diseases like diphtheria, smallpox, and influenza took an especially hard toll.
In a post on Oakland Cemetery’s blog, Richard Waterhouse writes of the statue:
He kneels on a pillow, which suggests sleeping, because the Christian Victorians believed that death was a resting place before the Second Coming.
Thomas’ epitaph reads:
Earth has returned the gift which Heaven lent us.
Victorians certainly had a gift for crafting epitaphs that were both beautiful and heartbreaking.
For an inspirational color take on this statue, see “Supplication.”