Building record MYO1215 - ETTYS TOMB APPROXIMATELY 25 METRES SOUTH EAST OF ST OLAVES CHURCH
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|Grid reference||SE 5988 5215 (point)|
|Civil Parish||York, City of York, North Yorkshire|
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Chest tomb. William Etty, died 1849. Ashlar and red brick. Rectangular chest on moulded base with moulded cornice and shaped top. Recessed sides are flanked by trefoil headed ogee-arched panels. Plaque on south-east side reads: "WILLIAM ETTY ROYAL ACADEMICIAN BORN 10 MARCH 1787 DIED 13 NOVEMBER 1849". Plaque on north west side reads: "William Etty Royal Academician who in his brilliant works has left an enduring monument of his exalted genius; earnestly aiming to attain that lofty position on which his highly gifted talents have placed him he throughout life exhibited unabating perseverance in his profession. To promote its advancement in his beloved country he watched the progress of those engaged in its study with the most disinterested kindness. To his elevated and highly poetical mind were united a cheerfulness and sweetness of disposition with great simplicity and urbanity of manners. He was richly endeared to all who knew him. His piety was unaffected, his faith in Christ sincere and his devotion to God exemplary. He was born at York, March 10, 1787 and died in his native city Nov. 13, 1849. "Why seek ye the living among the dead" Luke xxiv;v".
Listing NGR: SE5988752156
Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005
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Sep 30 2014 5:18PM