Friday, May 14, 2010

Pompe Stevens

It occurs to me that I never actually posted my Pompe Stevens paper here. Since it's been a while since I posted anything substantial, I feel that I should post some serious content. You can read the full text (with footnotes and everything) on Google Docs: This Stone Was Cut By Pompe Stevens.

The images for this paper were too big for Google Docs, so I have reproduced them below the fold.

Figure 1: Cuffe Gibbs, 1768, NCBG
Figure 2: Edward, 1739, NCBG

Figure 3: Adam, 1777, NCBG

Figure 4: Pegge Scott-Robinson, 1757, NCBG

Figure 5: Data by James Garman

Figure 6: Princ Stevens-Gould, 1759, NCBG

Figure 7: Princ Stevens and Cuffe Gibbs Footstones, NCBG

Figure 8:
Figure 8: Pompey, 1765, NCBG via Farber Collection

Figure 9: Cuffe Gibbs, 1768, NCBG, via Farber Collection

Figure 10: Rebecca Polock, 1764, Touro Cemetery, Newport, via Farber

Figure 11: Pompey Brenton, 1772, NCBG

Figure 12: Pompey Brenton detail

Figure 13: Dinah Wigneron, 1772, NCBG


Roy said...

Excellent! It's funny, but I was just in the Common Burying Ground today, chasing down the Cato stone you posted yesterday, and decided to get a shot of Pompey Brenton's stone when I passed by it, as it's a stone I've long admired. I also have a shot of the Dinah Wigneron from a couple of years ago. John III was a truly inspired artist!

By the way, I was also once guilty of the belief in Zingo and Pompe as the same man and all the mythology that goes with it. At the time, it was the only theory I'd ever seen. Luckily Vincent Luti cured me of it when I read his book.

Robert J. said...

Can you read the Hebrew one? I'd be curious to hear from a Hebrew scholar whether it is orthographically correct, or whether it has any of the kinds of errors one might expect from someone transcribing a language he doesn't understand.


Caitlin GD Hopkins said...

I can't read the Hebrew, but a friend who can told me it was pretty clumsy.