Dean Wolstenholme - The death of Tom Moody
Etchings & Engravings
Dean Wolstenholme, 1798-1882
“The death of Tom Moody”
Aquatint and Watercolour
Reframed using original frame and conservation materials and UV protecting glass
****** Humorous depiction of Tom Moody’s Funeral.
“Tom Moody “lived and died an honest fellow, but
alas, a very wet one”. writes the contemporary
Shrewsbury Chronicle, alluding without great
sublety to his fondness for drink.
The story goes that Tom was terrified of being
buried alive, so arranged three hunting calls
sounded over him as he was laid to rest, and if he
did not raise his head they could be sure he was
dead and continue with the funeral.
So his funeral, to the displeasure of the minister, became
a very jolly occasion with his local hunt surrounding his
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