1871 - Ornate Victorian Gothic In Memoriam Card with Alabaster Angels

Item Ref:  BSL - Hilton Memoriam


A Classic, Ornate, Sculpted Victorian "In Memoriam" Card documenting the Distinguished Military Career of James Hilton of Lancashire, England. Hilton fought with Wellington through the entire Peninsula War Campaign and earned the shown Victoria Medal with the following campaign bars:  TALAVERA, ALBUERA, CUIDAD RODRIGO, BADAJOZ, SALAMANCA, BUSACO, VITTORIA, PYRENNES, NIVELLE, ORTHES AND TOULOUSE.

Document Specifications:  In Memoriam Card measures 7" wide x 9" tall and is black edged with sculpted (embossed) angels facing a tomb inscribed "THY WILL BE DONE O LORD"  produced by Wood and dated 1871. The image was scanned against a black background to highlight the cut-outs, but the black area is actually open. There is a slight paper separation along the angels wings and some age discoloration.  Condition is otherwise very fine.  A beautiful, ornate example of a Victorian Gothic In Memoriam funeral card of a decorated veteran of the Napoleonic War.  Includes photo (not vintage) of James Hilton's Victoria Medal with campaign bars as shown. 

Offered by Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd. .................................  $ SOLD

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