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Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796–1875) "Tom the Algerian Greyhound", ca. 1889 Bronze 7⅞”H × 14 3/16”W × 4”D 20 cm × 36.04 cm × 10.16 cm. Marks: signed at center front: Gift of Mrs. Nelson L. St. Clair Jr. Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
An Exemplary Personal Collection of Barye Bronzes
Virginia thoroughbred breeder Patricia R. St. Clair has donated her museum-quality collection of 30 Barye…
Tucker Smith, The Refuge, 1994, oil on canvas, 36 x 120 inches, JKM Collection©, National Museum of Wildlife Art (Image cropped to fit)
Tucker Smith’s Painting, The Refuge, Has Taken to the Road
One of the most important paintings in the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife…
Elephants Drinking from the Chobe River
Bodo Meier, the Artist Who Takes Artists to Africa
I first met watercolorist Bodo Meier on a snowy night in the dead of winter,…
Mares and Foals
Stopping in Georgia to Meet Larry D. Wheeler
What a great excuse to exit I-95 on our trip back north – going to…
"Haunt of the Woodcock: Sensation and Bang Bang," by John Martin Tracy, was recently acquired by the Museum of the Dog.
A New Masterpiece for Museum of the Dog
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, now returned to its original location in…
Bison Dance of the Mandan Indians, courtesy of Arader Galleries
When I was young in Paris and London, there was rarely a crowd at any…
"Back Slough" shows Mercer's appreciation of the pictorial drama inherent in high horizons.
Galen Mercer Looks Back on 2020
Yet the outdoorsman within artist Galen Mercer reminds us that when borders started closing, “Through…
Wildfowlers know that the first Federal Duck Stamp was created in 1934 by J.N. "Ding" Darling.
J. N. “Ding” Darling, Jealousy, and the Mangrove Cuckoo
Years before becoming familiar with the Federal Duck Stamp Act, I gathered seashells along the…
Rockwell's April-Fool cover for the 1945 Saturday Evening Post has 50 "mistakes."
A Break in the Clouds with Norman Rockwell
The last time I spent time with Norman Rockwell’s work was the year O.J. Simpson…
Albrecht Dürer's 1515 woodcut, The Rhinocerus, was based on a written description of the greater one-horned rhinoceros.
Contemplating Dürer’s Indian Rhinoceros
In what seems an impossible journey now, in 2017 we travelled down the Brahmaputra River…
"A Steeplechase at Market Harborough, Leicestershire: Bad Fall at Paling Fence" Photo: David Stover © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Last Chance for the “Thrill of the ’Chace”
The National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia, has extended its two-floor exhibition on…
An Important New Book on Frank Benson
I first heard about Benson-aficionado John R. Lewis at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia,…
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