Monday, May 17, 2010

Angel of Grief

Angel of Grief is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.
A replica made in 1901 was made to honor Henry Lathrop, brother to Jane StanfordStanford University co-founder, but was severely damaged in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, leading to its replacement in 1908. After years of neglect, the 1906 replacement was fully restored in 2001.[1][2]
This style of monument is also referred to as "Weeping Angel."

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