Saturday, December 6, 2008

Crows of Rhode Island


Robert J. said...

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:

On 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.

Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

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.