Sleep well

Years ago I discovered this beautiful glass tombe, with the sculpture of a sleeping girl in it. It is located on St Joris Cemetery in Eindhoven. The sculpture was made by sculptor L. De Vriend for the grave from Louise de Block (1874 – 1878).

There is a text on the tombe, I tried to translate to English:

Child that gave comfort in sadness
Prettiest flower from the garden
You weren’t meant to blossom in life
So you became heavens pride.

(in Dutch)

Kind dat troost in droefenis schonk
Schoonste bloempje uit de gaarde
Bloeien moogt gij niet op aarde
Daarom werd gij ‘s hemels pronk.

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