~ A Visit to the National Portrait Gallery

Strangely, I didn’t take pictures of pictures.  Being that this was our first visit to this museum, we didn’t really know what to expect.  There was a lot of sculpture.  The photo above is of the Adoration of St. Joan of Arc which was made in 1896.  It is a fire-etched wood relief by J. William Fosdick.

The one singular artwork that was very ominous and made a lasting impression is the one below.  It was very grand in person.  There is a sad story behind it but I’ll let you research it if you want to find out about it.  It is called Adams Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  The original is at Rock Creek Churchyard in Washington, D.C.   


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