East Sussex Church Monuments - 1530 to 1830 - Archive of Photographs
by Professor Nigel Llewellyn

(221) RYE, St. Mary


221QQQ Mural monument for Thomas OWENS, d. 1769, Mrs Elizabeth WELLER, d. 1781, and Catharine OWENS, d. 1797

-  North aisle, North wall, at head height, below 221PPP.

-  66.5(W) x 70(H) and 66(W) x 90(H)~Very good.

-  Against a mottled grey baseplate with shallow pointed top, M.I. on a tablet (engraved, black) set landscape-wise; above, huge quartered palmettes left and right; a fluted urn adorned with acanthus on a plinth; below, a 2nd M.I. with a curved apron; signed (below): 'FLAXMAN. SCULPTOR'.

-  Thomas Owens, Esq., d. 12 May 1769, aet 62; Elizabeth Weller, d. 1 Dec 1781, aet 72; Catharine Owens, d. 31 Jan 1797, aet 89.