Albert Emile Schloss (1847-1905)
A Central Avenue monument popular for its pair of winged cherubs.
The two ‘putti’ (winged children) scattering flowers on Albert’s grave are an eye-catching feature on the Central Avenue.
The angelic boys seem to embody the loving words of Albert’s grieving widow. These figures are often associated with Cupid, the god of love and affection.
Little is known about Albert, except that he was from Mayance, the French name for the city of Mainz on the Rhine in Germany. According to the cemetery’s burial register, Albert died at the Hyde Park Hotel in London. We don’t know if he lived or worked there, or was perhaps on holiday.
Albert’s family must have been comfortably off, however, because an elegant monument in such a prominent plot would have been very expensive.