“YOUR HEART SHALL LIVE FOR EVER”
ANDERSON DEVEREAUX DIETER
BALTIMORE MD APRIL 18, 1824 – NEW YORK MARCH 25, 1878
EMMA GRANT HUBBARD DIETER
MONTPELIER APRIL 17, 1825 – MONTPELIER OCTOBER 30, 1896
WINTONBURY, CONN. AUG 6, 1788 – MONTPELIER AUGUST 27, 1832
JULIET GRANVILLE JEWETT HUBBARD CLARKE
LEBANON, NH AUGUST 21, 1794 – MONTPELIER JUNE 1, 1881
TIMOTHY JEWETT HUBBARD
MONTPELIER AUGUST 6, 1823 – MONTPELIER NOVEMBER 7, 1880
RUTH JEWETT HUBBARD
MONTPELIER DECEMBER 12, 1827 – MONTPELIER FEBRUARY 28, 1844
ELEIZABETH SPALDING JEWETT SHAFTER
LEBANON, NH JANUARY 14, 1798 – MONTPELIER JULY 2, 1897
The Hubbard family monument in the Green Mount Cemetery at Montpelier, Vermont, features a bronze sculpture of the Virgin Mary cradling the head of Jesus Christ on top of a highly-polished red granite monument. Sculptures depicting Marry with the dead body of Jesus are known as a pieta statue. This sculpture on the Hubbard Family Monument was created by French artist J. Perrin in 1908 and cast at the R. Barbedienne Foundry at Paris.
Works of art, usually sculptures, depicting this subject have a long history in Christian art. The first of these images began to appear in Germany in the 1300s and are referred to as “vesperbild” in German.
Images of Mary and the dead body of Jesus began to appear in Italy in the 1400s. The most famous of these sculptures is Michelangelo’s pieta which he sculpted for St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, carved when he was only 24 years old.
Pieta is Italian for “pity.”