Giggles at the Gallery (Favorites at Washington’s National Gallery, 17)

Violent disagreement with the driver

Dude, I told you not to get us on the Beltway!

Venetian, Cupid on a Dolphin, late 16th or early 17th century. On loan by the Louvre to Washington's National Gallery. Photo: Dianne L. Durante
Venetian, Cupid on a Dolphin, late 16th or early 17th century. On loan by the Louvre to Washington’s National Gallery. Photo: Dianne L. Durante

Who are you, and what have you done with my cubs?

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Central Italian 15th or 16th Century (Possibly Roman 15th or 16th Century), The Capitoline Wolf Suckling Romulus and Remus, , late 15th - early 16th century, bronze. Washington, National Gallery, Samuel H. Kress Collection. Photo: National Gallery
Central Italian 15th or 16th Century (Possibly Roman 15th or 16th Century), The Capitoline Wolf Suckling Romulus and Remus, , late 15th – early 16th century, bronze. Washington, National Gallery, Samuel H. Kress Collection. Photo: National Gallery

What does Alexander the Great wear to war?

Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, Alexander the Great, , c. 1483/1485, marble. Washington, National Gallery, Gift of Therese K. Straus. Photo: National Gallery
Workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, Alexander the Great, , c. 1483/1485, marble. Washington, National Gallery, Gift of Therese K. Straus. Photo: National Gallery

Whatever he damn well pleases, apparently: or so thought a Renaissance Italian artist.

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