Mar 202013
Satterlee Memorial in the National Cathedral

Satterlee Memorial in the National Cathedral

View of Bishop Satterlee’s Memorial in Washington Cathedral sculpted by Nathaniel Hitch.

Hitch completed this work for the architect Caröe in Washington Cathedral. The Memorial to Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee was unveiled in 1920.

Satterlee’s life-sized figure lies recumbent and attired in his Episcopal robes. The angels symbolize the Lambeth Quadrilateral of which Satterlee was one of the leading exponents. Around the figure and at the top of the base are inscribed important dates in his life, and the words “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts; Heaven and Earth are full of Thy Glory, Glory be to Thee, O Lord Most High” words which Satterlee spoke just before his death.

On the base is carved an inscription to his wife Jane Lawrence Satterlee, who lies buried beside him.