In River Bend Cemetery in Westerly, RI, is this lovely sculpture with a very large base. I cropped that out so you could see the detail.
Mothers and sons are on my mind today, with now having two grandsons.
Yesterday, I was reading the book I bought about the granite industry in Westerly and much to my surprise there was information about this very monument. (Oddly, nothing about the family that paid for it but I will have to look into that!)
Milner Monument By John Francis Brines (1860-1905) [Built From Stone, The Story of the Westerly Granite Industry page 85]. His father was a stone cutter and John made this sculpture at a young age. He died at 44. Amazingly, I took his gravestone too without knowing it.
Taken in July on a picture perfect day, this is one of my favorite photos.