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marble & bronze
H 382 x W 355 x D 90 cm (E)
across top of doorway: THROUGH THE GATE OF DEATH WE PASS TO OUR JOYFUL RESURRECTION; on top panel of left hand door: WILLIAM / VISCOUNT / MELBOURNE / PRIME MINISTER / IN THE LAST / FOUR YEARS / OF THE REIGN / OF KING WILLIAM IV/ AND THE FIRST / FOUR YEARS / OF THE REIGN / OF QUEEN VICTORIA / BORN 1779 / DIED 1848; on bottom panel of left hand door: UNTIL / THE DAY / BREAK / AND / THE SHADOWS / FLEE AWAY /SOLOMON / SONG IV; on top panel of right hand door: FREDERICK / VISCOUNT / MELBOURNE / ENVOY / PLENIPOTENTIARY / AT THE COURT / OF MADRID / AND / AMBASSADOR / AT THE COURT / OF VIENNA / BORN 1782 / DIED 1853; on bottom panel of right hand door: THEY / THAT DWELL / UNDER / HIS SHADOW / SHALL / RETURN / HOSEA / XIV