Painting Acquisition

September 2011 Acquisitions


  • George Harvey (American, born England, 1799-1880), Scene of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, ca. 1837-1840, oil on panel, 18¼ x 24”. Floyd D. and Anne C. Gottwald Fund.
  • Alexander Gardner, Photographer (American, born Scotland, 1821-1882), Mathew Brady, Publisher (American, 1822-1896), The President, General McClellan and Suite on Battle-field of Antietam, October 3, 1862, albumen photograph, 7-1/16 x 9-1/16”. Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund.
  • Sèvres, Cream Jug (Head of a Cow) (Pot à Crème, Tête de Vache), 1816, hard-paste porcelain, 16.6 x 10.2 x 17 cm. John F. Alexander Fund.
  • Max Klinger (German, 1857-1920), Intermezzi (Radierung Opus IV), 1881, folio of 12 etchings with aquatint on chine collé, 628 x 446 mm. Purchased with European deaccessioning funds.
  • Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824), five lithographs: Chevaux Flamands, 1822; Cheval que l’on Ferra, 1823; Chevaux de Ferme, 1823; Hangar de Maréchal-ferrant,1823; Les Boueux, 1823. Frank Raysor Fund.
  • Charles Meryon (French, 1821-1868), Native Buildings at Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, 1865, etching

David Young Cameron (Scottish, 1865-1945), Ben Lomond, 1923, etching
Mary Nimmo Moran (American, 1843-1899), Scrub Oaks, Amagansett, Long Island, N.Y., 1881, etching and drypoint
Charles Jacque (French, 1813-1894), The Tow Path, ca. 1864, etching
Funds provided by the Frank Raysor Fund.

  • Master B of the Die (Italian, fl. c. 1530s-ca. 1560s), St. Roch, engraving, 205 x 143 mm. Funds provided by Alice and Lewis Nelson, Roanoke.
  • Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), Garment Box with Phoenix Design, mid-19th century, black lacquered on wood with mother-of-pearl inlay, 7 ½ x 26 ½ x 17 in. (67 x 19 x 43 cm). Gift and purchase made with East Asian Deaccessioning Funds


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.