“Cherub” Poster

$56.00 USD

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Add a little Gothic Victorian charm to your home with this black and white poster of a cherub kneeling on a pillow, hands clasped in prayer and eyes gazing up toward Heaven. 

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Your poster will be printed on classic poster paper especially for you after you order.

(Posters print without watermarks. I include those on web images so that no matter where they end up, people will be able to find my website.)

Posters ship rolled in a tube directly from my printmaker.

Benefits of this method include:

* You have more to choose from.

* You receive a brand-new poster, not a dusty relic warehoused for who-knows-how-long.

* Your order is environmentally sustainable because:

~ Resources are used only to create posters people want.

~ Eliminating warehouse space conserves energy.

~ Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

Good for you, good for the planet!

History

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:

Our Thomas
Earth has returned the gift which Heaven lent us.

Victorians certainly had a gift for crafting epitaphs that were both beautiful and heartbreaking.