05 janvier 2010

A Skull-and-Bones ballot box. American, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image 2009

A Skull-and-Bones ballot box. American, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image 2009 Together with a small black book listing member names inscribed Edward T. Owen. 1872. on one side and 322. on the other, along with approximately 50 photographs. The skull: approximately 7½ in. high, 17½ in. wide, 10 in. deep. Est. $10,000 - $20,000 Notes: Founded in 1832 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Skull and Bones is thought by many to be one of the oldest and most prestigious secret societies in the United States. The... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2009

Rembrandt Peale's Portrait of John Meer @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860), Portrait of John Meer In celebration of a recent gift to the museum by a Maryland family, the Walters Art Museum presents the focus show, Rembrandt Peale’s Portrait of John Meer: A New Addition to the American Art Collection, on the work of painter Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860). The donated, undated painting, Portrait of John Meer, depicts a robust middle-aged man who points enigmatically at a human skull cradled to his body. Painted by Peale when he was probably just 17 years of age, Portrait of... [Lire la suite]
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