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Frans Snyders, Still Life with Dead Game, Fruits, and Vegetables in a Market (1614), Art Institute of Chicago.
Thanksgiving, or Frans Snyders in the Kitchen
This year we were a dozen around Janis’s Thanksgiving table, but for the life of…
Tracking Down Frank Stick on the Outer Banks
If, in 1977, I was the leader of our first quest together – sighting red-cockaded…
Tuska weighs seven tons and stands 19 feet tall.
Terry Mathews’s Elephant – a Football Icon
by Brooke Chilvers You haven’t lived if you haven’t been to a Durty Nelly’s Irish…
Stubbs painted only a single tiger, but in three versions.
Tracking Tigers in Life and in Art
The first tiger in my life was Shere Khan, the “chief among tigers” in Rudyard…
Calm on the East African Plains (1918) by John G. Millais
What’s in a Name?
I miss bookstores. Not mall bookstores with 50 shades of the same thing, but independent…
"Still Life with Pheasants and Plovers" by Claude Monet
Janis Gave Me a Pheasant
I opt to make a version called Braised Pheasant with Sauerkraut Alsatian Style. Our county…
The Melton Hunt Going to Draw the Ram’s Head Cover, Sir Francis Grant. Image courtesy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Fine Arts & Flowers, Galas & Gowns – and Mellon
by Brooke Chilvers Around the time I bought my first pair of bellbottoms, my mother…
Franz Marc, Deer in the Snow (2011)
From the Clairière de l’Armistice to Franz Marc
Virtually every French king, and two self-proclaimed emperors, hunted stag, roe deer and wild boar…
Poret’s Hermès scarf, “les Biches,” goes for $625 on the internet.
Xavier de Poret and the Hermès Scarf
The beloved 90 x 90 cm (approximately 35 x 35 inches) piece of twill de…
"The Oyster Eater," Jan Steen; Maurithuis, The Hague.
My Love Affair with Huîtres
Helen LaRose found me on Facebook, more than 40 years after we were teenagers on…
Arthur Wardle, A Lion and Lioness Lying in the Grass
Returning Home to Wardle
What joy when I saw my two favorite paintings on this side of the pond,…
Dogs: A Point of Honor Courtesy of National Sporting Library & Museum
Sculptor Walter Matia Is Coming to Town – Middleburg, VA, That Is
But first we went to Walter’s town. Artist C.D. Clarke had been promising for ages…
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