DescriptionThis was the gift of Charlotte Dalison de la Poer Beresford Peirse in memory of her husband Captain Maximillian Digges, who was killed in the Sudan in 1885. Lutyens designed a large and striking cross, which would be seen set against the giant early eighteenth-century reredos in the Chapel Royal. The triangular base and swelling form of the brass are purely Lutyens but there is a touching tribute to Wren in the three-winged cherubs. (Amery et al., 1981, cat no.498)
BibliographyAmery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G. (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981-31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.
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