Just back from two days in Washington, D.C., I had to post this picture of one of my favorite spots in the Capital.
In the foreground is a bust of Lorenzo de' Medici in the Italian Renaissance rooms of the National Gallery of Art. It is thought to be a later copy, in painted terracotta, of a wax sculpture designed by Andrea del Verrocchio. The wax original was made to commemorate Lorenzo's escape from an attempted assassination (during Mass!) in the Duomo.
His younger brother, Giuliano (center - also by Verrocchio), was not so lucky.
The gentleman in the dark suit is there to make sure I don't take them home with me.
Here is the grotesque on Giuliano's suit of armor:
(Tomorrow, back to Lexington.)