Monday, 12 April 2010

Highgate Cemetery West: Mary Nichols: The Sleeping Angel

The tomb of Mary Nichols lay hidden in ivy for many years until it was discovered by photographer John Gay in the 1980's, it now is clear for all to see. The tomb shows an angel asleep upon a bed of clowds.

Not much is know other Mary Nichols other than she died in 1909 of diabetes and heart failure and was the wife of a bank and insurance manager. She is however one of the most beautiful statues in any cemetery I have ever seen.

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