Ornate detail of a monkey on a the tomb of Charles Spencer Ricketts, naval commander under Lord Nelson at Kensal Green Cemetery, London, UK
Contributor:Nathaniel Noir / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3547 x 5321 px | 30 x 45.1 cm | 11.8 x 17.7 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:10 September 2020
Tomb commemorating Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, died 1867. Designed by William Burges. Portland stone canopied tomb with shafts of Peterhead granite, standing on colonnettes of Serpentine marble. Inner chest in form of a medieval bier, draped with a feigned heraldic awning with Union Jacks and enriched with mastic-filled inlay, standing on eight colonnettes. Outer canopy supported by eight ringed shafts with three trefoil-headed openings per side. Each gable is enriched with a relief of a woodewose, and terminates with a crocketed finial. Gargolye waterspouts. History: Ricketts was a naval officer who subsequently became a Buckinghamshire squire; tomb was erected by his daughter.