History, grad school, and gravestones!
Corvus brachyrhynchos or Corvus ossifragus? Considering that it's sitting on top of a pollock I'd guess ossifragus. ;-)I came across a site with a number of Cape Cod gravestones illustrated, and with proposed carver attributions, but unfortunately a number of them are wrong:http://www.capecodgravestones.com/carvers/park.htmlOn this page it looks like the 1790 Mary Stone stone is indeed from the Park workshop, but the others certainly are not. Their style looks familiar, but I can't remember the name of the carver.It seems to me we need something like a carver wiki, where scattered information and images of early New England gravestone carvers could be brought together.
That's a good idea. I'd love to participate in some sort of big, wiki database for gravestones — more open and easier to use than Farber, more scholarly than FindAGrave.I recognize the carver from the Weeks stones too. I've seen his work in Malden. I love those faces with their crooked little mouths.
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