Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lawson Annesley

The Annesley family plot on the Middle Ridge is marked with a tall, simple granite shaft marked with an elegant letter "A."

The most notable grave in this lot is that of Lawson Annesley (1795-1865), a well-known dealer in mirrors, picture frames, and art.  He was a friend of sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer and his shop and gallery became a gathering place for Palmer and other prominent local artists of the era.

The facade of Annesley's Ten Broeck Street home still stands.