Friday, September 13, 2013

William McKibben Sanger Monument


William McKibben Sanger Monument, not dated
George R. and Arthur R. Dean
Graceland Cemetery
4001 North Clark Street

            Designed by Prairie School architects George R. and Arthur R. Dean, the William McKibben Sanger Monument features a bronze female figure in a gesture of prayer who leans forward from a Celtic cross the front of the dark granite pyramidal base. The style of the elongated figure, an elegant yet pious woman, recalls the work of English Arts and Crafts artist Edward Burne-Jones. The three medallions on cross represent Faith, Hope and Charity. William M. Sanger (1844-77) is notable for being the brother of Mrs. George Pullman (Hattie).

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