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Monument to Elizabeth Mary Poyntz

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Location

Street:Petworth Road
Town:Easebourne
Parish:Easebourne
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU29
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:Priory Church of St. Mary - in a Chapel at the east end of the south aisle
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:59
Grid reference:K7
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:SU895225

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Makers

Name :Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: William Stephen Poyntz (husband)
Construction period:1838
Installation date:1838
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Priory Church of St. Mary
Description:Faces south-west. Wall mounted, seated portrait relief sculpture of Elizabeth Mary Poyntz. The figure's hands are clasped to her chest in an expression of devotion and virtue. The seated figure rests on a plinth, the front of which bears an inscription.
Signatures:Signature to the right of the figure on the back of the seat:
CHANTREY. SC.
1838
Inscription:Carved inscription to front of plinth:

UNDERNEATH LIE THE MORTAL REMAINS / OF THE HONBLE. ELIZ. MARY POYNTZ / A LADY WHOSE SPOTLESS LIFE, ADORNED BY EVERY CHRISTIAN GRACE / SHONE BEFORE MEN A LOVELY AND VENERABLE IMAGE OF FEMALE WORTH AND DIGNITY. / IN HER THE BLESSED FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT: / MEEKNESS, HUMILITY, RESIGNATION, CHARITY, FERVENT PIETY AND STEADFAST FAITH; / EVER ABOUNDED AND INCREASED TO HER DYING DAY. / SHE DEPARTED IN HOPE ON THE 30TH. DAY OF DECR. MDCCCXXX IN THE 64TH. YEAR OF HER AGE. / AND WAS BURIED NEAR HER EXCELLENT MOTHER FRANCES VISCOUNTESS MONTAGUE / WHO DIED IN 1814 AGED 83. / THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HER AFFLICTED HUSBAND W.S. POYNTZ ESQRE. / AS WELL TO COMMEMORATE HER VIRTUES AND HIS OWN AFFLICTION. / AS TO RECORD THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF THEIR TWO ONLY SONS / UNHAPPILY DROWNED IN THE FLOWER OF THEIR YOUTH UNDER THE EYES OF THEIR PARENTS / IN THE YEAR MDCCCXV.

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Classification

Categories:Funerary, Commemorative, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Relief
Subject type1:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Seated
Subject type2:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Seated

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Object Parts

Part 1:Whole monument
     Material:White and grey, amber-veined marble
     Height (cm):400
     Width (cm):210
     Depth (cm):56
Part 2:Figure
     Material:White marble
     Height (cm):145
     Width (cm):105
     Depth (cm):30

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:02/04/2008

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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