Capt J Cooke

WM reference
11677
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Current location

Crypt' Nelson Chamber
West Bay
St Pauls Cathedral
St Pauls Churchyard
City
City Of London
Greater London
EC4
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 320 811
Denomination: Church of England

Description

Sculpted marble wall monument with colossal figures of a kneeling woman flanked by two naked putti. In the centre a woman in classical dress kneels, facing forward, her head propped on her palm. To the left is a striding naked infant carrying a trident, to the right is a seated infant placing a Greek helmet on his head. Behind, to the right, is represented the stern of a ship. The whole stands on a high shallow podium with the memorial inscription.

Inscription

ERECTED AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE TO THE/ MEMORY OF CAPTAIN JOHN COOKE, WHO WAS/ KILLED COMMANDING THE BELLEROPHON, IN THE/ BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR, IN THE 44TH YEAR OF/ HIS AGE, AND THE 30TH OF HIS SERVICE.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,additional
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Tablet
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Component

Sculpture
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 340mm, height 3085mm, width 2900mm
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 147 Source: Image Library NIWM

Reference

St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 2393

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