Painting Acquisition

May 2011 Acquisitions


  • Erastus Salisbury Field (American, 1805–1900), Portrait of a Girl, ca. 1835, oil on canvas, 62 x 41½”. J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art and partial gift of Barbara L. Gordon and W. Stephen Cannon in celebration of VMFA’s 75th anniversary (2011.23).
  • Stanton MacDonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973), Chinese Pipe and Tulips, 1926, oil on canvas, 20¼ x 16”. J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art (2011.24).
  • William D. MacLeod (American, 1811-1892), Antietam Bridge, 1864, oil on canvas, 18 x 24”. John Barton Payne Fund and partial gift of Sarah and Lex Reeves in celebration of VMFA’s 75th anniversary (2011.26).
  • John La Farge (American, 1835-1910), Mirror Frame, ca. 1885, leaded glass, mirror, painted wood frame, 38 x 28¼”. J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art (2011.25).
  • Unknown artisan (British, for an American market), Pitcher, ca. 1790s, probably Liverpool creamware, approx. 9”h. American Dec Arts Deacccessioning Funds (2011.42).
  • Eugene Alain Séguy (after) (French, 1889-1985), Insectes, Vingt Planches en Phototypie Coloriées au Patron Donnant Quatre-Vingts Insects et Seize Compositions Décoratives, Paris: Editions du Chartre et van Buggenhoudt, ca. 1924, unbound portfolio, 20 pochoir-colored plates, ea: 17½ x 12½”. Purchased for the Library’s Rare Book Room with the John and Maria Shugars Fund.

Forty-two European prints. Funds provided by Frank Raysor (2011.27.1/30-2011.39):

  • Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677), The Dance of Death, 1651, after Holbein, set of 30 etchings
  • Félix Bracquemond (French, 1833–1914), L’Arc-en-ciel (The Rainbow), 1892-97, lithograph in colors on simili Japon paper resp. etching on wove paper
  • Edouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), Les Gitanos (The Gypsies), 1862, etching
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1729-1778), three etchings: Veduta dell’Arco di Tito, 1771; Veduta degli Avanza del Foro di Nerva, n.d.; Veduta del Ponte Lugano su L’Anione, 1763
  • D.Y. Cameron (Scottish, 1865-1945), Five Sisters, York Minster, etching and drypoint
  • Claude Gillot (French, 1673-1722), The Lives of Satyrs, set of four etchings
  • Théodore Géricault (French, 1791–1824), Jument Egyptienne, 1822, lithograph
  • Hans Thoma (German, 1839-1924), Cupid on a Dolphin, Life’s Journey I, 1908, etching

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a state agency and a model public/private partnership. All works of art are purchased with private funds from dedicated endowments. After the board of trustees accepts the acquisitions, the art becomes the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve and interpret. The Acquisitions committee meets quarterly.