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William Jennys

William Jennys known as J. William Jennys, was an American primitive portrait painter, active from about 1790 to 1810, he traveled throughout New England seeking commissions in small towns. His early works are characterized by broadly modeled faces with a minimum of costume detail and bare backgrounds. Both the costumes and backgrounds became more detailed; the Connecticut Historical Society, Currier Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the Rockefeller Folk Art Collection the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Arts and Sciences and Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, are among the public collections holding work by William Jennys. Chotner, American Naive Paintings, National Gallery of Art, 1992. William Jennys in ArtCyclopedia

Menhir of Outeiro

The Menhir of Outeiro known as the Penedo Comprido is a megalith located midway between the villages of Outeiro and Barrada near the municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz, in the district of Évora, in the Alentejo region of Portugal. It is a few kilometers from the Portuguese-Spanish-border; the stone was discovered on its side in 1969 by Henrique Leonor Pina and José Pires Gonçalves and, on the initiative of Gonçalves, it was raised again around 1970. The menhir was classified as a Portuguese National Monument in 1971; the granite monolith is 5.6 meters high with an average diameter of one meter, weighs an estimated 8 tonnes. It is the second largest in Portugal; the top has a hollow of 30 cm in diameter, believed to represent a urethra, thus giving rise to the understanding that the megalith symbolizes a phallus. It is considered one of the best examples of a phallic menhir in the Iberian Peninsula. Based on its similarity to other megalithic finds in the Évora district the menhir is believed to date from the late Neolithic or Chalcolithic.

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