Life-sized angel wearing a nightdress with a fringed border. She is holding a spray of lilies in the crook of her arm, and her wings and hands are folded in a relaxed position. Inscribed in three fonts, one of which is a decorative script. A "Citizen of the Republic of Texas" medallion looks to have been added at a later date. Located in Glenwood Cemetery, Masterson lot, section E-2.
Place of Origin
Houston (Harris County, Texas)
Caption / Inscription / Signature
Carved: "Sarah Wood. Born at Galveston, Texas on 3rd day of Feb. 1825. Married James R. Masterson on the 17th day of Jan. 1865. Died at home in Houston Texas on the 21st day of Dec. 1890. A sincere friend a dutiful daughter a true and loving wife and a devoted unselfish mother. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. MASTERSON"
Artisan or Artist
Byrnes, T. E. ; Houston Marble Works.
Byrnes, Thomas E.
marble ; sculpture ; carving (decorative arts)
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- rock -- metamorphic rock -- marble (rock) ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- sculpting -- sculpture techniques -- carving (process)
Communication Artifacts -- art -- sculpture
visual works -- sculptures
Process or Technique
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Information from: Turner, Suzanne and Joanne Seale Wilson. Houston's Silent Garden: Glenwood Cemetery, 1871-2009. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2010.