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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…
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…
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