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Tag Archives: American Revolution

In the Gallery: Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Benjamin West, 1790



West’s painting, Angels Appearing to the Shepherds, was intended to adorn one of the aisle windows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. In the painting, two…

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Crepe Myrtle



This magnificent tree originated from the Indian subcontinent, reaching China, South East Asia, and Oceania. The Crepe Myrtle, also known by its Latin and scientific name Lagerstroemia, arrived in England in 1759, but due to…

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Happy 273rd Birthday Benjamin West!



Benjamin West was an Anglo-American painter of historical scenes around the time of the American Revolution. Not only was he an extremely gifted painter, he was also…

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