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Randidge Memorial/Grief

Artist:

Robert Kraus and Karl Fehmer

Location:

Forest Hills Cemetery  

Location

Forest Hills Cemetery
United States
42° 17' 41.5752" N, 71° 6' 17.136" W

Neighborhood:

Jamaica Plain

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1891

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

On loan from the Sculpture Foundation to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority since August 2006

Funders:

Forest Hills Cemetery

Description:

The imposing tomb of Boston philanthropist George L. Randidge (1820-1890) is capped by a life-sized seated female figure who represents Grief. Her head, bent in mourning, rests on an inverted torch, its extinguished flame symbolizing death. The figure of Grief was created by sculptor Robert Kraus in 1891, while the tomb was designed by the architects Carl Fehmer and Samuel F. Page. When it was unveiled, the Randidge Memorial was hailed as a model union of the art of sculpture and tomb design.

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