Taylor & Son's Guide to Windsor Castle, Eton, and Virginia Water

Taylor & Son's Guide to Windsor Castle, Eton, and Virginia Water

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who died 1805; also of Maria, his wife; and their infant, the Princess Caroline Augusta Maria. This tablet was removed, and the present beautiful memorial placed in its stead, by the command and at the expense of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, as a tribute of affection to the memory of Her late Royal Highness. The bas-reliefs in white statuary marbie are works of great skill; they represent the Works of Charity and Piety. The 1st is a Representation of Clothing the Naked. 2nd. Feeding the Hungry. 3rd. Relieving the Weary Traveller. 4th. Visiting the Sick Bed. This is the finest specimen of Monumental Art in St. George's Chapel. THE BEAUFORT CHAPEL, Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is situate at the 'West End of the South Isle; in the centre stands the monument of Sir Charles Somerset, Earl of Worcester, K.G.; also of his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of the Earl of Huntingdon. A neat brass work screen encloses this noble marble effigy. The Chapel, although very small, possesses also another fine monument to the memory of Henry Somerset, late Duke of Beaufort, K.G., who died 1699. In 1843 this Chapel was newly painted, decorated, and fully restored by order and at the expense of His Grace the late Duke of Beaufort, K.G. THE CENOTAPH. In memory of the Princess Charlotte. This is by far the most attractive memorial in this hallowed pile; it occupies what was the Urswick Chapel, who in the time of Henry Vni was employed in beautifying and restoring the building. The Cenotaph was designed and executed by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, and it in many points possesses great artistic merit. The outline of the corpse is admirably preserved, while the sculpture shewing the ascent of the disembodied spirit is most perfect. In the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583582
  • 9781236583581