The PRS has received the following email, which might be of interest:
I live near the cemetery in north London (originally called St Pancras Cemetery but now managed entirely by Islington) where Ford Madox Brown and several of his family are buried.
The headstone is barely visible through the surrounding trees and
undergrowth. It leans forward perilously, pushed by a tree. I, and a few
other neighbours, have been aware of this shamefully neglected grave for more than a decade and have tried to alert the cemetery authorities, English Heritage and the Victorian Society, but to no avail. There is no Friends group for this old cemetery (consecrated in 1854) to take up the cause.
I wonder if any of your members/readers can help in any way? Are there no descendants who would take responsibility for the grave of their distinguished forbear? Would Art historians who specialise in Madox Brown and his period feel any interest or concern?
With huge sums changing hands in the international art market it is possible to imagine, in an ideal world, a fund being established and receiving donations in order to restore the neglected graves of our very best artists.