Saturday, September 28, 2013
SATURDAY INQUISITION BLOGGING
the spanish quemadero, or slow roasting heretics in brick kilns. engraving 1840.
ESTATE SALE TOUR
MY SALT & PEPPER SETS NICER
thurston was almost basil. i had to just quick pick between them, BUT the 1st time i saw them, it was basil in sybil's ass.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Since we are downsizing, I knew the McDonald’s family archive would have to go, but I’ve been putting it off. Sorting it, I knew would be quite a task. I guess the good news, from my point of view, is that I had the good sense to have all the small oil paintings and sketches cleaned prior to storing them properly.
I’ve put a brief bio at the end of this listing, but everyone knows of William Purcell McDonald anyway.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio McDonald never ventured far from his birth place throughout his career. McDonald trained at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck (1848 – 1919), a highly accomplished academic painter. McDonald is best known as a painter and sculptor for Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati where he became head of the architectural department in 1904 until his death in 1931. McDonald was also a member of the Cincinnati Art Club.