Thursday, December 16, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Thomas Burroughs

Thomas Burroughs, NCBG, Newport, RI
Here lies ye bodye of
Thomas Burroughs
Who died deceer ye 16th
1722 aged 37 years
& 5 months

Note the thorn used as a y.

1 comment:

Roy said...

Huh! I totally missed this one and now don't have the chance to go look for it. And this is a great example of William Stevens's early work - it looks a lot like his father's work under the influence of the Boston Carver, and yet a few William-isms are starting to creep in. Great find!