Saturday, April 23, 2011

A stone carved by J.W. Jungkurth

This beautifully carved marker for Martin Neff (d. 1841) is the work of J.W. Jungkurth, a stone carver whose work can be found in a number of cemeteries in and around Fairfield County, Ohio.

In memory
who departed this life
February 18th 1841,
in the 48thyear
of his age.
Ye living man as you pass by,
As you are now so once was I,
As I am now, soon you will be,
Prepare for vast eternity.
There are so many lovely details on this marker that I nearly overlooked the decorative OF.

And notice how Jungkurth formed Martin Neff’s name: Not by carving the name into the stone, but by carving the stone away from the name. That is, he sculpted the name and so it quite literally stands out.

Baltimore‐Geohegan Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio

1 comment:

  1. An amazing stone...and so wonderful that you have identified the stone carver!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...