Marble bas-relief carving of a pointing angel figure flying above a scroll that features an epitaph, also in relief. Signed on the front in the bottom left corner by T. E. Byrnes of Houston Marble Works. Gravestone was originally located elsewhere in Houston and was moved to Glenwood in 1871. The monument is considered Glenwood Cemetery's earliest angel figure, and is located on the Allen lot in section E-2.
Place of Origin
Houston (Harris County, Texas)
Caption / Inscription / Signature
Carved in relief: "F. B. Chase Native of New Hampshire Born Aug. 23, 1830 and called home to dwell with Angels Nov. 20, 1859." Signed: "T. E. Byrnes Houston"
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
monuments ; signed work ; artist's mark
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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.