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Press Images from "Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Paintings and Sculpture"

(on view at the Boston Athenaeum's Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery from September 23, 2013, through February 15, 2014)


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Paxton, Portrait of Elizabeth Vaughn Okie

William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941), Elizabeth Vaughan Okieca. 1895
Oil on canvas, 32 x 21 1/8 inches
Athenaeum Bicentennial purchase, 2007 (UR317)


Polly [Ethel] Thayer (1904-2006), Shopping for Furs (Trying on Furs)ca. 1943
Oil on canvase, 24 1/4 x 20 1/8 inches
Athenaeum purchase, 2010 (UR327)


Albert Wein (1915-1991), Libby Dam1973
Plaster, 30 1/4 x 27 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches
Gift of the Albert Wein Estate in honor of David B. Dearinger, 2008 (UH224)


Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), View of the Boston Common with the State Houseca. 1889
Oil on board, 10 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches
Athenaeum purchase, 2004 (UR308)


Enrico Meneghelli (1853-after 1912), Studio Interior, 1879
Oil on panel, 14 x 9 3/4 inches
Athenaeum purchase in honor of Rodney Armstrong, with funds provided by several anonymous donors, 2008 (UR320)


John Gadsby Chapmen (1808-1889), Scenery Foundca. 1830
Oil on wood, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches
Athenaeum purchase, 2004 (UR310)