Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rev. Jonathan Pierpont of Wakefield

Here's another famous stone — the Rev. Jonathan Pierpont stone from Wakefield. It is best known for the beautiful little preachers on the finials. They hold tiny Bibles, wear tiny clerical collars, and have tiny waistcoat buttons. Ludwig says they are supposed to be portraits, but they are very stylized (unless Rev. Pierpont was a Peanuts character). The rest of the stone is beautiful too, but the little preachers are the real draw.

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