Memorial to Titanic Cellists
This example of folk art is a tribute to the three cellists on board Titanic: John Wesley Woodward, Percy Cornelius Taylor and Roger Marie Bricoux.
There was a total of eight musicians on board, providing music for passengers. They were reported to have played ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’ as Titanic sank. All died in the disaster.
The reverse of this cello back plate has further details about the cellists and also refers to a memorial service held on 24 May 1912.