Biography of Peter Mathias Van Gelder

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Around 1742 Peter Mathias Van Gelder was born,.

After 1775. Monument to Mary Montagu Duchess Montagu in St Edmund's Church. Sculpted by Peter Mathias Van Gelder. Mary’s monument is more decorative that her parent’s, and is Rococo in style. The composition of the monument centres around an ornate funerary urn, which stands upon a pedestal containing an inscription to Mary. To the right sits a grief stricken woman, inconsolable over the loss of an aristocrat considered a great benefactor to the poor and needy. In her left arm she cradles a baby, and a second, tearful child sits at her feet. To the right of the woman is that of an older woman draped in a shawl, who gently caresses the hand of the first babe. To the left of the urn, an angel comforts the mourners, pointing to heaven.

After 1802. St Giles' Church. Monument to Mary Davies. Sculpted by Peter Mathias Van Gelder.

After 1804. St Giles' Church. Monument to Frances Puleston. Sculpted by Peter Mathias Van Gelder.

On 03 Sep 1809 Peter Mathias Van Gelder died in Upper George Street.

Peter Mathias Van Gelder.