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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
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.
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.”