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  • 12. Recent Acquisitions by
     
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    Abstract:
    The Museum has recently acquired American Landscape with Revolutionary Heroes, 1983, by Roger Brown, American, 1941- and Study for the “Race of the Riderless Horses,” circa 1820, by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet, French, 1789-1863. Brown’s painting was purchased with funds from the Madeleine Johnson Heidrick bequest and depicts Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and other revolutionary war heroes in shadow. Vernet’s painting was purchased with funds given by MR. and Mrs. Warner L. Atkins and is a study for another work, depicting a popular horse race held during the Roman carnival season in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
    Source:
    Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Autumn 1984, p
    Record #:
    29281
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