© WMR-11677

Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11677
Current location
  • St Paul's Cathedral
    St Paul's Churchyard
    City of London
    City of London
    Greater London
    EC4M 8AD
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
    Denomination: Church of England
Description
In the Crypt, Nelson Chamber west bay, a 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
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P 147 Source: Image Library NIWM
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no. 2393

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