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In 1715, Wootton painted "Bonny Black Held by a Groom" at Newmarket for 2nd Duke of Rutland’s Belvoir Castle.
Few circumstances are more frustrating than reading about an interesting, even historically important, painting and…
L’Asperge (1880) or A Sprig of Asparagus by Édouard Manet.
Spring Means Asparagus
As a child in the 1950s, I did not grow up with fresh asparagus. Or fresh…
"The Herring Net" (1885) Winslow Homer
In Praise of the Sardine
When my darling niece and her sweetheart’s family begged us to take them on safari,…
Are Charlie Russell’s buffalo-hunt paintings “sporting art”?
What Is Sporting Art?
In 2021, the former Friends of British Sporting Art, of which I was a member,…
"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…
An Important New Book on Frank Benson
I first heard about Benson-aficionado John R. Lewis at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia,…
Catching Up with Eldridge Hardie
I can’t believe a decade has flown by since I first wrote about Eldridge Hardie…
Peggy Watkins, "Honey In The Sun," oil, 12” x 16”, 2005
Sportsman’s Gallery Artists in Residence
Michael Paderewski has invited two “dog artists” as his Artists in Residence – Julie Jeppsen…
Upper West Branch
Catching Up with C.D. Clarke
As avid a sportsman as he is a painter, C.D. Clarke usually plans his seasons…
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