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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Add a touch of sophistication to any room with this fine art, semi-gloss poster. Printed on thicker, higher-quality paper than traditional posters.
* 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
* Fingerprint resistant
After you order, your poster will be printed especially for you, usually within 2-5 business days. The printmaker then ships it rolled directly to you.
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* Resources are only used to create posters people want.
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(Note: 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.)
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.”