Denegre Stone at St John Church

Art and Artifice 2018

Rose carved memorial stone at St. John Church

Brothers Rose carved tomb memorial stone in Richmond at St Johns Church

At St. John's Church at Church Hill. Text of the stone:

tribute of affection
to the memory of
Born in Southampton
County 9th March 1810.
Died in Richmond
20 April 1837.

John Denegre stone at St Johns church Richmond Virginia


Napoleon in his imperial robes - painting by Francois Gerald 1805

Painting by Francois Gerald, 1805. Photographed at the traveling Napoleon: Power and Splendor exhibit, 2018.

"A study in iconography" is how this piece is described, but there is also the basic image of a man adorned in the royal fashion of 1805. Not only is the outfit (and presentation by the artist) meant for the inspection of the French, but for the inspection of a particular fan club of royalty and "royalists," that is to say, Napoleon's attempted transformation from a Corsican-born professional artilleryman in the French army into a sovereign leader in Europe (and the world) was in mid-program. It worked for awhile, then came exile to Elba, then Waterloo, then imprisonment on St. Helena, and finally death by stomach cancer.

[Below] From the Napoleon Exhibit

Napoleon Jacket Green and Gold

Napoleon Jacket Green with Gold - Back side

Hanging with Napoleon

Hanging out with Napoleon

A model dressed as a Napoleon (in military Marshal attire) mixing it up with the tourists at the VMFA Napoleon: Power and Splendor exhibit, Richmond, Virginia.

Two Hide Dress

Two Hide Dress 1800s

"Nez Perce" garment. Dated before 1880, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Nez Perce 2 Hide Dress

Shard Greek Winged Horse Art

From The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibit, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, May 2018

Ancient Greek Horse Art Chariot

Ancient Greece Horse Coin

Ancient Greece Horse Coin

Horace Vernet - Hunting in the Pontine Marshes 1833

Hunting in the Pontine Marshes, 1833 - Art by Horace Vernet

Hunting in the Pontine Marshes Detail

Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Art easel at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Washington DC East Building  - the National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art - Washington DC 1980 from the air

This photo hangs in the halls of the lower level of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.