Like patience on a monument

By mrswoolybill
He's been supporting the mantlepiece at Seaton Delaval Hall for nearly three centuries now. He's entitled to look desperate.
The title is from Twelfth Night, it's a description of sorrow; it came to me as I was looking at this.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Specialist and abstract Seaton Delaval Hall

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bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
31 Aug 2022 7:24AM
very well captured Wink
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
31 Aug 2022 7:58AM
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em……or a mantelpiece!
cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2022 8:49AM
"I thought they allowed substitutes these days" 🥴
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 84 Norway
31 Aug 2022 8:52AM
That feeling when the energy bill arrives...
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2022 9:30AM
Such sadness in those eyes Moira.

helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2022 10:41AM
Having googled I also have found a painting with the same title -"Patience on a monument smiling at grief " painted by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope (1829-1908)
But I don't see any smiling here - how much longer is all I see !!
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2022 11:12AM
Thanks folks. Helen, here's the full quote. It's from Viola, disguised as a man - purportedly talking about a sister, in fact describing herself...
. . She never told her love,
But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek; she pined in thought
And with a green and yellow melancholy
She sat like patience on a monument,
Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?
We men may say more, swear more: but indeed
Our shows are more than will; for still we prove
Much in our vows, but little in our love.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
31 Aug 2022 12:23PM
Sad, wistful eyes, pleading, who is going to take the weight off my shoulders?? Good mono, Moira with nice details.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
31 Aug 2022 1:35PM
He does look a bit sad and desperate after all those years! 😳 Nice tones and textures captured in this, Moira 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2022 6:21PM
A smashing mono and a pity someone cannot sympathetically give him back a nose
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2022 10:47AM
Oh my... That is powerful...
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