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Two artists and their beautiful tomb in a Chiswick churchyard

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Chiswick Old Burial Ground is a large extension to the old churchyard at St Nicholas, Chiswick, close to the River Thames in west London.  The Georgian graves clustered closest to the church (including the grand tomb of the artist William Hogarth) give way to Victorian and more modest headstones, filling a site that’s just under 7 acres in size.  Unlike some of London’s larger Victorian cemeteries, most of the memorials here are fairly modest in scale and ornamentation, made from stone or occasionally marble.  But one incongrous memorial catches the eye, despite being tucked away near the cemetery’s northern boundary wall: a striking copper tomb turned green by the passing of the years, which marks the burial place of two artists.

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3 responses to “Two artists and their beautiful tomb in a Chiswick churchyard”

  1. Nice reblog. I love Whistler’s White House.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Elizabeth, I have had 4-5 spam emails claiming to be from I know they are not from you, so have not opened them. They may have accessed your list of followers, and found my email address, I suspect.
    Just to let you know.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Pete. All the best, Elizabeth.

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My obsession with London street names began in the early 90s when I worked in the Smithfield area and happened upon Bleeding Heart Yard. In my wanderings around London, I kept adding to my store of weird and wonderful street names. Eventually it was time to share – hence my blog. I hope you enjoy these names as much as I do.
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