Joe Rock

Monument of Sir Robert Denniston of Mountjoy, Greyfriars' Churchyard, Edinburgh

About this artwork

In 1990 Joe Rock was commissioned to photograph all the monuments in Greyfriars Churchyard in aid of their preservation. Rock is interested in Greyfriars as an architectural historian and his imagery focuses on the structure and design of the graveyard's various monuments. He also draws our attention to the process of decay by which, despite human effort, the graveyard is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Joe RockIrish (born 1948)
  • title:
    Monument of Sir Robert Denniston of Mountjoy, Greyfriars' Churchyard, Edinburgh
  • date created:
    1990
  • materials:
    Silver gelatine print
  • measurements:
    30.10 x 40.40 cm; mounted: 40.50 x 55.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Gift 1994
  • accession number:
    PGP 152.15
  • gallery:
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Joe Rock

Joe Rock