All books have errors--a fact authors inevitably learn to their sorrow--and John Hall's book is no exception. Notably, it describes a New Marriage Act just like this one as early, when it is not.
- First, WALTON, not JOHN WALTON is the standard form of the Walton mark. Did this figure have some other variation of the Walton mark.....or was Mr. Hall a bit sloppy? Nit-picky you think? These little things start mattering when you are piecing together a research puzzle.
- Second, while I have recorded other examples of the same crucifixion group, I cannot find a single example that is marked WALTON. Collectors and dealers with encyclopedic memories can't recall an example marked WALTON. Old-school dealers tended to use the term "Walton" very loosely, often applying it to figures that simply had a bocage. I am sure that Mr. Hall thought of this figure as being in the Walton style, but he captioned the image as "John Walton impressed."