A Hollywood angel

The Rueger monument in Hollywood Cemetery is a nice example of art we sadly no longer see in American cemeteries.

The Liscum monument

An unsung monument in Arlington gets a close look.

Ships!

Several attractive and interesting monuments on the theme of ships culminating in an astounding baroque performance by Hans Schuler in Arlington National Cemetery.

An interesting Scottish funerary portrait

George Heriot (figure 1), a prominent goldsmith, left money at his death in 1624 to endow a hospital (= charitable school) for ‘puir faitherless bairns’ in Edinburgh. It has since become one of the best private schools in Scotland, sitting close to the main campus of the University of Edinburgh. On a trip last weekend […]

Monumentum mortuis ignotis Terrae Mariae qui bello civili ceciderunt dedicatum

Imagines duo (1, 2) subiunxi monumenti sacri mortuis in illo bello saevo ferocique quod inter se gesserunt cives Americani annos 1861-1865. Monumentum exstructum dedicatumque est anno 1895 a feminis (plerumque mulieribus) occisorum. Illo anno finis, quinquennio priore proeliorum belli multorum et maximorum dies anniversarios tricesimos celebrabant cives. Primo, bello nuper confecto, mulieres cadavera virorum suorum […]