New Acquisition Highlights- Oct 20, 2013
Collecting lies at the heart of the Valentine’s activities, advancing its mission to inform and delight our audiences, and to study and care for artifacts documenting the region’s past and present. New acquisitions span the centuries and Richmond’s many communities, building on existing strengths while also launching the museum into new areas.
In the Rotunda Gallery, we are highlighting acquisitions recently added to our fine art and decorative art collections.
Featured Objects Include:
Compote, circa 1875
Wedgwood, Etruria, England
Gift of Sara Belle November, 2013
Mary Love Scott, 1809
Cephas Thompson (1775-1856)
Oil on canvas, original frame
Museum Purchase, 2013
Storage Jar, circa 1860
Keesee & Parr, Richmond, Virginia
Museum Purchase funded by Keith Kissee, 2013
The Panel (SECAC Meeting), 1971
Theresa Pollak (1899-2002)
Ink on paper
Gift of Dominion Resources Services, Inc., 2013
Cream Jug and Sugar Bowl, 1820s
William Mitchell, Richmond, Virginia
Gift of Margaret and David McClung of Salem, Virginia.