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The Albert F Kercheval noted on this gravestone was a published poet of some note.As we walked the Angelus Rosedale grounds, we discovered this disturbingly lifelike figure, collapsed with grief over the top of the marker.  It drew us in to look much more closely.   I’ve included two aspects of the figure to show how detailed it truly is.

It should be noted that the Albert F Kercheval listed on this headstone was a noted poet of his time, and had indeed been published.

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The second photo to the right shows the side view of the marker and its mysterious mourner.  The detail work is truly amazing.  If you look, you can see how the sculptor kept track of where the human body would lie beneath the voluminous robe.

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I’m in absolute awe of this beautiful and downright unique marker.  I wish I could discover who the sculptor was, so I could find other examples of his or her work.   The “most recent” burial on that plot was in 1905, so the sculptor is long gone, but this work means that s/he will not be soon forgotten.

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