Art

Stubbs & Gilpin – This Time, on Dogs

Thank goodness so many 18th century portraits of beloved thoroughbreds and hunting dogs are adequately…

Sawrey Gilpin

It’s likely you have a greater inkling of British equine horse artist George Stubbs (1724–1806)…

John Swan

John Swan’s art often pays tribute to the world’s most beautiful fishing landscapes, from the…

Rediscovering Francis Lee Jaques:  Part I

I knew nothing of museum artist, illustrator, and painter Francis Lee Jaques (1887–1969).  It was…

Francis Lee Jaques in Black & White: Part II

Few artists can create a landscape not only on the flat surface of the canvas,…

In Love Again, with Kuhnert

Each time we return to Tanzania – from 1994, when we were tasked with building…

Terrines, Tureens, and Strasbourg

Over the years, I accumulated an indecent number of game-themed lidded earthenware pots, also called…

Niagara Falls to the Andes, With Frederic Church

American songwriter Marc Cohn, of “Walking in Memphis” fame, is likely the only singer/songwriter ever…

John Wootton

Few circumstances are more frustrating than reading about an interesting, even historically important, painting and…

On the Road With the Unstoppable Albert Bierstadt

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, I went to nursery school down the street…