Tomb of Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813), Trinity Churchyard, New York City

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Black and wash, graphite, and white gouache on paper
Overall: 6 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. ( 15.9 x 17.5 cm ) mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
signature and date: lower left: "A.H. 1872" inscription: lower, pencil: "Lawrence's Tomb"
Signed and inscribed at lower left inside image in gray wash: "A.H. 1872."; below outside image in graphite: "Lawrence's Tomb."
Cityscape detail
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This monument was erected in 1847 in Trinity Churchyard, New York City, in memory of Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813). The original monument was a symbolic broken column on a square base, which was removed after it became weatherbeaten and dilapidated. Two slabs from the base were presented to The New-York Historical Socieity by the Vestry of Trinity Church. A print of the first monument, drawn and engraved by Charles P. Harrison (q.v.) is in the Society's Print Room.
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Creative: Tronvig Group