The unexpected freestanding outdoor portrait bust of Eugene Liomin is a rarity worth a second look.
I never expected to find a portrait bust displayed on the exterior of a monument! And it hasn’t been stolen!
The reader may know that I am looking into American funerary portraits. Searching turns up a fair number of them, but there is always a question of whether portrait statues or busts in the wild were made for the tomb or were repurposed from a domestic setting. It’s therefore time to touch base with theory, […]
Joseph Peck monument, Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Photo: author. I note first that the marker has been vandalized in the past and carefully restored. Who vandalizes a grave? P GMERECTED BY HIS COMRADESTHE PRESIDENT’S MOUNTED GUARDIN MEMORYOFENSIGN JOS. CHAP. PECKWHO DEPARTED THIS LIFESEPTR 1ST 1857IN THE 24TH YEAR OF HIS AGE There doesn’t seem to be […]