ALEXANDER RAPHAEL – A MAN WITH TWO BURIAL PLACES
In 1816 Alexander Raphael commissioned a sarcophagus for himself in the church of the Armenian Monastery on the island of St. Lazzaro in the Lagoon of Venice. It was never used and after Raphael died in England, in 1850, he was buried in the crypt of St. Raphael’s Church in Surbiton, the building of which he had funded.
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