Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Strange Monuments 12

(Click to enlarge) Well, perhaps not so strange. This is a detail of one of the monuments to the earls of Coventry in the church at Croome. I love statues with extreme and rhetorical gestures especially when there is a suggestion of a narrative. Here the husband expostulates with his wife concerning the TV remote control.
An interesting fact concerning the church at Croome: Capability Brown had it demolished and rebuilt in a more picturesque location at some distance from the house. Presumably the earls preferred to keep their religion "at arm's length" so to speak!

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