This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Painting pearls

This has nothing to do with HH except that it's old ☺.  I follow a blog called The History Blog; it has to do with archaeology, art, coins found with metal detectors, old books, Roman statues....any news of a historical nature.  It's fascinating, every day.
One post lately featured an altar piece that's being restored in St. Bravo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.  If you click the link, you'll find the article there, describing the altarpiece, with a nice photo.  But man, if you want to REALLY see it close up, then definitely click "Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece". The pictures are so huge you can view details from every panel with microscopic magnification".  We're talking magnificent, here. 

See the BVM's crown in the main triptych?  I've always wondered how an artist painted something like jewels, and now I know, and so do you ☺
You're welcome.  Now, while you're there, bookmark the History Blog.

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