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- The Oratory, St James's Cemetery
- The architecture of the Oratory
- The architect, John Foster Jnr
- The Greek Revival
- 'Agnes Elizabeth Jones', Pietro Tenerani
- 'Mrs Emily Robinson', John Gibson
- 'Henry Park'
- 'John Foster' memorial tablet
- 'John Gore', William Spence
- 'John Rhodes', Sir Francis Chantrey
- 'John Thomson', Sir William Chantrey
- 'Henry Faithwaite Leigh, George Leigh and Catherine Pulford', William Spence
- 'The Nicholson Family'
- 'Rev Ralph Nicholson and his wife Catherine'
- 'Rt Rev Thomas Penswick', Peter Turnerelli
- 'William Earle', John Gibson
- 'William Ewart', Joseph Gott
- 'William and George Hetherington', George Lewis of Cheltenham
- 'William Hammerton', John Gibson
- 'Dr William Stevenson', John Alexander Patterson MacBride
- 'William White'
'Mrs Emily Robinson', John Gibson
Accession number WAG9847
Mrs Robinson was the daughter of a cultured Liverpool family, the d’Auguilars, and exerted a strong influence on Gibson’s early development as a sculptor. He was captivated by her character and beauty, and she was a sensitive critic of his work who helped to cultivate his mind by conversation and literature.
He erected this monument at his own expense, aiming to capture in it what he called ‘her beautiful Greek profile’. Its design is closely modelled on ancient Greek tombstones known as stelai, which were often carved in relief with a seated figure seen in profile.