Biography of Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890

1854 Charge of the Light Brigade

1868 Death of Lord Cardigan

On 06 Jul 1834 Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 was born in Vienna of Hungarian parents.

From 1848 Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (13) studied in London. He returned to Vienna before 1856.

In 1862 Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (27) settled in London becoming a British subject in 1865.

Death of Lord Cardigan

On 28 Mar 1868 James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868 (70) died from a fall from his horse. On 25 May 1915 Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 (90) died.

Both were buried in St Peter's Church Deene; he on 09 Apr 1868. Monument to James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797 1868 sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (33). Recumbent effigies on Sarcophagus, bronze sea horses (Brudenell Crest) at the bottom corners.

1841 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868. Around 1844. Unknown Painter. Portrait of Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915.

On 21 Apr 1870 Juliana Whitbread Countess Leicester 1825-1870 (44) died. Memorial at Church of St Withburga Holkham sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (35).

On 19 Sep 1887 Sibyl Marcia Graham Baroness Houghton 1857-1887 (30) died suddenly. Monument at St Bertoline's Church Barthomeley sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (53).

On 12 Dec 1890 Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (56) died suddenly at his home 76 Fulham Road. Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Windsor Duchess Argyll 1848-1939 (42), his pupil, was present leading to speculation in the press about their relationship.

1915. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Windsor Duchess Argyll 1848-1939 widowed.

St John the Baptist Church Eastnor. Monument to Charles Somers-Cocks 3rd Earl Somers 1819-1883 by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890. Two angels support his pillow. The monument is located in the mortuary chapel to the north of the church.

Charge of the Light Brigade

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter IX: Deene and its History. After my husband's death I decided to have the parish church of St. Peter restored, and an altar tomb erected to his memory. The church adjoins the park, and was originally a quaint Early English structure of which little now remains.

The restoration cost me £7000, and I built the Brudenell Chapel, which contains my husband's beautiful tomb by Boehm. His recumbent figure is full of dignity and I had my own marble effigy placed by his side. At each end of the tomb are bas-reliefs representing the Charge and the address to the troops, and at the sides are many armorial bearings. The late Mr. G. Bodley, R.A., was responsible for the restoration and redecoration of the church, which was finished in 1869. On the occasion of the inauguration of the church, the Bishop of Peterborough preached, and I afterwards entertained 300 people at a banquet in the ball-room. During the afternoon " Ronald " (who lived for some years after) was led about the grounds, and many of those who saw him sighed as they thought of his gallant master, now sleeping "far from the stress of war's alarms"..