Wall Monument for Sir John Turner Dryden, 1st Baronet Dryden of Canons Ashby and 4th Baronet Turner of Ambrosden (1752-1797)
John Charles Felix Rossi, RA (Nottingham 1762 – London 1839)
Art / Sculpture
Marble and slate
1500 x 1200 mm
Place of origin
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Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire (Accredited Museum)
Marble sculpture, Wall Monument for Sir John Turner Dryden, 1st Baronet Dryden of Canons Ashby and 4th Baronet Turner of Ambrosden (1752-1797), by John Charles Felix Rossi, RA (Nottingham 1762 – London 1839), circa 1800. A funerary wall monument depicting lady weeping by an urn. Bearing inscriptions: Near this place in the family Vault, are interred the remains of / JOHN TURNER DRYDEN, the eighth Baronet in the DRYDEN family, / he departed this life at a premature age, after a rapid decline / attended with great sufferings, upon Easter Day / in the year of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven / leaving a Widow and eldest Son to lament increasingly his loss, / and to remember with gratitude his Virtues / As a grateful but inadequate memorial of his tenderness and affection / this Monument to his beloved memory is erected / by his disconsolate Widow and affectionate Son. On some fond breast the parting Soul relies, / Some pious drops the closing Eye requires / Even from the Tomb the voice of nature cries / Even in our Ashes lives their wanted fires'. 'C ROSSI Sculptor / LONDON'
Part of the fixtures and fittings of the Property transferred from the Dryden's to the National trust in 1980/81.
Marks and inscriptions
C ROSSI Sculptor / LONDON
Makers and roles
John Charles Felix Rossi, RA (Nottingham 1762 – London 1839), sculptor