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Gravestone Collection

"Capturing the Beauty of Life and Death: A Collection Moments" Rose-ringed parakeets gracefully soar through the London sky

Background imageGravestone Collection: Omey Island Graveyard, Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Omey Island Graveyard, Connemara, County Galway, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageGravestone Collection: Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral

Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral
Gravestone of Thomas Thetcher, a Grenadier in the North Regiment of the Hampshire Militia who died of a violent fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot on 12th May 1764

Background imageGravestone Collection: Rose-ringed / ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in flight on way to roost in an urban

Rose-ringed / ring-necked parakeets (Psittacula krameri) in flight on way to roost in an urban cemetery, London, UK. January

Background imageGravestone Collection: St Columbas Church, near Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2009

St Columbas Church, near Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 2009. Named after the 6th century Irish missionary monk, the ruined church dates from the 14th century

Background imageGravestone Collection: Operation Mincemeat - site of grave of Major Martin

Operation Mincemeat - site of grave of Major Martin
Site of the grave of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943

Background imageGravestone Collection: Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin

Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin
Gravestone of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943

Background imageGravestone Collection: Christ as the man in sorrows, 1525, (fresco)

Christ as the man in sorrows, 1525, (fresco)
7129015 Christ as the man in sorrows, 1525, (fresco) by Sarto, Andrea del (1486-1530); Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; (add.info.: Christ as the man in sorrows)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Witiza tombstone. Basilica of Saints Justo and Pastor. Barce

Witiza tombstone. Basilica of Saints Justo and Pastor. Barce
Wittiza (687-709). Visigothic King of Hispania from 694 until his death. Witiza tombstone. Copy in the Basilica of Saints Justo and Pastor. Barcelona. Spain

Background imageGravestone Collection: The Eva Peron grave in the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

The Eva Peron grave in the Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, South America

Background imageGravestone Collection: St. Cainnech Cathedral, St. Canices Cathedral with a round tower, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

St. Cainnech Cathedral, St. Canices Cathedral with a round tower, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland, Europe

Background imageGravestone Collection: MEMORIAL DAY, 1868. Mourners decorating the grave of General Frederick W. Lander in Salem

MEMORIAL DAY, 1868. Mourners decorating the grave of General Frederick W. Lander in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first nationwide observance of Memorial (Decoration) Day, 30 May 1868

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tewkesbury Abbey, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Tewkesbury Abbey, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Tewkesbury Abbey, 1898. Tewkesbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery with Romanesque crossing tower restored by George Gilbert Scott in late 19th century

Background imageGravestone Collection: Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. Artist: John Coney

Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. Artist: John Coney
Church of St Anne, Limehouse, London, 1811. View looking across the churchyard. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, St Anne s, Limehouse was built between 1714 and 1725

Background imageGravestone Collection: Church of St Mary, Chigwell, Essex, 1799

Church of St Mary, Chigwell, Essex, 1799

Background imageGravestone Collection: All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1837. Artist: John Le Keux

All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1837. Artist: John Le Keux
All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1837. South-west view of All Hallows Barking (by the Tower), Great Tower Street

Background imageGravestone Collection: All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. Artist: William Henry Toms

All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. Artist: William Henry Toms
All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. South-east view of All Hallows Barking (by the Tower), Great Tower Street

Background imageGravestone Collection: St Giles Church, Stoke Poges, 1833. Artist: John Constable

St Giles Church, Stoke Poges, 1833. Artist: John Constable
Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire, 1833. From the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Background imageGravestone Collection: Rob Roys grave at Balquhidder Parish Church, Stirling, Scotland

Rob Roys grave at Balquhidder Parish Church, Stirling, Scotland. Robert Roy MacGregor (c1671-1734), also known as Red MacGregor, was an outlaw and Scottish folk hero of the 18th century

Background imageGravestone Collection: Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Pacific

Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Pacific

Background imageGravestone Collection: Shree Gha Buddhist Stupa, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Shree Gha Buddhist Stupa, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageGravestone Collection: St. Enedoc Church where Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, is buried, Trebetherick, Cornwall

St. Enedoc Church where Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, is buried, Trebetherick, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGravestone Collection: Church of St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent, c1800(?). Artist: AY

Church of St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent, c1800(?). Artist: AY
Church of St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent, c1800(?). View of the church with figures by a graveside

Background imageGravestone Collection: The Reunion of the Soul and the Body, pl. 13, illustration from The Grave, A

The Reunion of the Soul and the Body, pl. 13, illustration from The Grave, A
XYC290782 The Reunion of the Soul and the Body, pl.13, illustration from The Grave, A, Poem by William Blake (1757-1827), engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti (1765-1810), 1808 (etching) by Blake

Background imageGravestone Collection: Africa, Senegal, Joal Fadiouth. The cemetery on the island built on sea shells

Africa, Senegal, Joal Fadiouth. The cemetery on the island built on sea shells

Background imageGravestone Collection: Apparel - Woman front and back. Östergötland, Finspång, Skedevi. (c1860s)

Apparel - Woman front and back. Östergötland, Finspång, Skedevi. (c1860s). Creator: Vilhelm Wallander
Apparel - Woman front and back. -stergotland, Finspang, Skedevi. (c1860s). Large format watercolour by J.W Wallander

Background imageGravestone Collection: Woman in folk costume from Frosta county in Skåne. Creator: Otto Wallgren

Woman in folk costume from Frosta county in Skåne. Creator: Otto Wallgren
Woman in folk costume from Frosta county in Skane

Background imageGravestone Collection: Cover of the album 'Walks through the historical surroundings of the city of Tobolsk', 1880

Cover of the album "Walks through the historical surroundings of the city of Tobolsk", 1880. From a collection of 239 drawings

Background imageGravestone Collection: The Separation Of A Couple By De Max, Gravestone, Montparnasse Cemetery, Montparnasse

The Separation Of A Couple By De Max, Gravestone, Montparnasse Cemetery, Montparnasse, Paris, France, Western Europe

Background imageGravestone Collection: Saftar Jung Tomb, Delhi, c. 1890s (platinum print)

Saftar Jung Tomb, Delhi, c. 1890s (platinum print)
XOS5884084 Saftar Jung Tomb, Delhi, c. 1890s (platinum print) by Plate, Ltd. Ceylon (fl.1900-20); 22.8x27.4 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By A. W. A)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night

Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night
BEN5480727 Tomb of Julian de Medici (Giuliano de Medici (1478-1516). Detail of the allegory of the night. Sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti known as Michelangelo (Michelangelo or Michelangelo)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo)

Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo)
8608381 Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo) by French School, (15th century); (add.info.: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer, Hauts-de-France)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo)

Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo)
8608384 Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Jean de Libourc. 1470. Detail (photo) by French School, (15th century); (add.info.: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer, Hauts-de-France)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Michel Ponche. 1436 (photo)

Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Michel Ponche. 1436 (photo)
8608368 Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior. Epitaph of Michel Ponche. 1436 (photo) by French School, (15th century); (add.info.: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer, Hauts-de-France)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)

Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)
535714 Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: 18th dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)

Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)
532442 Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: ): Sarcophagus containing gold coffin of the king which held his mummy

Background imageGravestone Collection: Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)
1749632 Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo) by Burton, Harry (1879-1940); (add.info)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Postcard commemorating the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn), published by Hugh Evans & Sons

Postcard commemorating the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn), published by Hugh Evans & Sons, Liverpool
5911507 Postcard commemorating the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans (Hedd Wyn), published by Hugh Evans & Sons, Liverpool, 1917 (colour litho) by Edwards

Background imageGravestone Collection: Catholic graveyard in Fadiouth, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Catholic graveyard in Fadiouth, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Background imageGravestone Collection: Catholic graveyard and bridge in Fadiouth, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Catholic graveyard and bridge in Fadiouth, Senegal, West Africa, Africa

Background imageGravestone Collection: Hieroglyph, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor

Hieroglyph, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor
8587274 Hieroglyph, Tomb of Ramses IX, Luxor by Egyptian; Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Luxor, city on the Nile of ancient Thebes)

Background imageGravestone Collection: A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving)

A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving)
7073066 A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt, 1880 (engraving) by Benett, Hippolyte Leon (1839-1917); Private Collection; (add.info.: A tomb near the Nile cataracts, Egypt)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)

Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)
3527845 Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble) by Desiderio da Settignano (1428-64); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Greek Art: A young swimmer diving. Fresco of the grave of the 'diver', Paestum

Greek Art: A young swimmer diving. Fresco of the grave of the "diver", Paestum
PCT4293609 Greek Art: A young swimmer diving. Fresco of the grave of the "diver", Paestum by Etruscan, (5th century BC); Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Capaccio, Salerno

Background imageGravestone Collection: Their Country Was Calling, c.1770-1959 (print)

Their Country Was Calling, c.1770-1959 (print)
3672445 Their Country Was Calling, c.1770-1959 (print) by White, Smith & Company (19th-early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageGravestone Collection: Near The Lake Where Droopd The Willow, c.1770-1959 (print)

Near The Lake Where Droopd The Willow, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673733 Near The Lake Where Droopd The Willow, c.1770-1959 (print) by Hewitt, John Hill (1801-90); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)

Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)
3527846 Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble) by Desiderio da Settignano (1428-64); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info)

Background imageGravestone Collection: Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)

Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble)
3527844 Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, c.1453-55 (marble) by Desiderio da Settignano (1428-64); Santa Croce, Florence, Italy; (add.info)



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"Capturing the Beauty of Life and Death: A Collection Moments" Rose-ringed parakeets gracefully soar through the London sky, seeking solace in an urban cemetery as dusk settles over the city. (Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards 2014 Finalist) The weathered gravestones in Winchester Cathedral's graveyard stand as silent witnesses to centuries gone by, reminding us of our mortality and the passage of time. Omey Island Graveyard in Connemara, Ireland, holds a tranquil beauty that echoes through its ancient tombstones, connecting past generations with those yet to come. Major Martin's gravestone serves as a poignant reminder of Operation Mincemeat - a daring World War II deception that forever changed history. The Church of St Mary in Chigwell, Essex boasts a hauntingly beautiful graveyard where moss-covered gravestones tell tales from long ago. Rob Roy's final resting place at Balquhidder Parish Church stands proudly amidst Scotland's stunning landscapes, honoring his legendary life and legacy. In 1887, body snatchers raided a cemetery under cover of darkness for their macabre trade - providing cadavers for dissection - revealing the dark side hidden within these sacred grounds. Witiza tombstone at Basilica Saints Justo and Pastor transports visitors back to ancient times when kings ruled and legacies were etched into stone for eternity. Eva Peron's grave in Buenos Aires' Recoleta Cemetery is adorned with flowers and tributes; her memory lives on as an icon who fought passionately for social justice. St Canice's Cathedral in Kilkenny stands tall alongside its round tower, inviting visitors to reflect upon their own mortality while marveling at architectural wonders from centuries past. On Memorial Day 1868, mourners lovingly decorate General Frederick W.