“Cherub” Poster, 24x36”

$45.00 USD

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Make any space as unique as you are with this beautiful, original poster print.

* Thick, premium paper
* Resists crinkling, scuffs, and fingerprints
* Luster sheen
* Certified low-VOC ink
* Plastic-free packaging

"Cherub" 24x36" poster in living room

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.

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.

For an inspirational color take on this statue, see “Supplication.”