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Attributed to Daniel Lysons, 1762–1834

Memorial of Mrs. Elizabeth Searles from Acton Church

Former Title(s):

The Environs of London: Memorial of Mrs. Elizabeth Searles from Acton Church

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Environs of London

between 1796 and 1811
Pen and black ink and watercolor over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 14 5/8 × 10 5/8 inches (37.1 × 27 cm)

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "Acton Vol V page 5"; upper right: "2."


"To the Memory of M. ELIZABETH | SEARLES Daughter & Heire of M. | ROBERT SEARLES of LONDON Merch. She dyed | 23 Oct. A.D. 1674 of her Age 12 inevnre | I'the Blossome of her Spring twas seen | what fruits of Grace there would have been | But what her hasty death denyed | Is now in Paradise supply'd | Where there is neither Spring nor Fall | But Summer's there perpetual | Her early Soull in Flower here | Is ripe to endless Glory there | And now's her Virgin's Soul Chists Bride | And lives with him who for her dyed | Her tender dust too at Christs Call | Talitha cu, mi joyfull shall | From the sleep of Death awake | of Life & Glory to partake. | De immat Mort Chariss suce Nept | dolsic compossuu: T.C."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | church | memorial
Associated Places:
Acton | England | Greater London | London | St Mary's Church | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Searles, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Searles
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