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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces acquisitions made during September
Raymond Duchamp-Villon (French, 1876-1918) Maggy, conceived in plaster 1912; cast ca. 1960. Bronze with black patina, 28 ⅜ x 13 3/16 x 14 15/16 inches (Number 8 from an edition of 8, all cast between ca. 1931 and ca. 1960; signed, with the Georges Rudier foundry mark and incised.
RICHMOND, VA.- The following artworks were acquired in September 2012 by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. VMFA is a state agency and a model public/private partnership. All works of art are purchased with private funds from dedicated endowments. After the VMFA Board of Trustees approves proposed acquisitions on a quarterly basis, the art becomes the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve, and interpret.

• Raymond Duchamp-Villon (French, 1876-1918), Maggy, conceived in plaster 1912; cast ca. 1960. Bronze with black patina, 28 ⅜ x 13 3/16 x 14 15/16 inches (Number 8 from an edition of 8, all cast between ca. 1931 and ca. 1960; signed, with the Georges Rudier foundry mark and incised Louis Carre Editeur) The Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund

• Tie Bao (Chinese, 1752-1824), Calligraphy on Mount Wuyi in Running Script, Qing dynasty, dated 1802, hanging scroll; ink on paper, Image: 50 x 17½”

• Walter Antoine-Louis Barye (French, 1796-1875), Virginia Deer, 1837. Bronze, with brown and green patina (atelier). 10 ⅛ x 16 x 6 ¼

• Chokha, Indian, Rajasthan, Devgarh, Rawat Gokul Das and Rajawat Juvanji, 1826, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 11 x 8¼“. Museum Purchase: Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund

Additional Purchases:
East Asian Art

• Wang Zhen (1867-1938), Daoist Immortal Liu Hai, 1914, Republic period, Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, Image: 52 x 26”

• Wang Zhen, Lotus Flowers, dated 1923, Republic period, Hanging scroll; ink and color paper, Image: 54½ x 27”

• Wang Ti (1880-1960), Song-Dynasty Prose in Clerical Script, Republic period, Hanging scroll; ink on gold-flecked yellow paper, Image: 51½ x 12½”

• Weng Tonghe (1830-1904), Qing dynasty, Five-Character Verse in Running Script, 19th century, two hanging scrolls, ink on paper, Image: 58 x 14½”

• Qian Weicheng (1720-1772), Landscape, ca. 1765, Fan painting mounted as a hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, Image: 21 x 30”

• Zhang Ping (born 1934), Wu Gorge on Yangzi River, dated 1978, Republic period, Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper, Image: 27 x 18¼”

• Zheng Chang (1894-1952), painting, and Shen Yimo (1883-1971), calligraphy, Retreat as a Fisherman, dated winter of 1945, Republic period, Folding fan; ink and color on paper

• He Weipu (1844-1925), Preface of Classics in Clerical Script, dated 1908, Hanging scroll; ink on paper, Image: 57½ x 30¾”

• Liang Dingfen (1859-1920), Republic period, Commentaries on Calligraphy in Small Standard Script, winter of 1919, Set of four hanging scrolls; ink on satin, each image: 36 x 8”

Museum Purchase: Robert A. and Ruth W. Fisher Fund

Modern & Contemporary Art

• Ben Durham (American, born 1982), Amanda, 2012. Graphite on handmade paper. 58 x 44 x ¾ inches. Funds provided by Jil and Hiter Harris

• Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, born 1956), Les Femmes du Maroc: La Grande Odalisque, 2008. Color photograph, 71 x 86 inches. Number 2 from an edition of 5. Funds provided by Mary and Donald Shockey Jr. and Jil and Hiter Harris

• Robert Pruitt (American, born 1975), Steeped, 2011. Conté and charcoal on hand-dyed paper, 50 x 38 inches. Funds provided by Jil and Hiter Harris

Selected Gifts:
African Art

• Seven cotton textiles from Liberia, mid-20th century, Kpelle or Loma culture: Narrow-Band Cloth, 68 x 72”; Narrow-Band Cloth, 72 x 71”; Man’s Robe, 78 x 60”; Small Tunic, 48 x 24”; Man’s Robe, 91 x 71”; Man’s Robe, 86½ x 52”; Man’s Robe, 98½ x 68”. Gift of Liberia 1 Peace Corps Volunteers 1962-196

American Art
• John Henry Twachtman (American, 1853-1902), Canal in Venice, 1884. Pastel and graphite on colored paper. 22 ½ x 17 ½”. Gift of Charles G. Thalhimer in honor of his wife Sibyl’s 90th birthday

Ancient Art
• A collection of 49 Roman Republic silver coins from ca. 211–43 BCE, silver, various sizes. Museum purchase: Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund and the Ceres Foundation

East Asian Art
• Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957), Seventy Works of Woodblock Prints and Watercolors, 1919-1957: 65 woodblock prints; ink and color on paper; five watercolors: album leafs, ink and color on paper, various sizes. Gift of René and Carolyn Balcer for the René and Carolyn Balcer Collection

European Art
• Théodore Géricault (French, 1791-1824), Pity the Sorrows of a Poor Old Man!... plate 2 from Various Subjects Drawn from Life on Stone, 1821, Lithograph in black on ivory wove paper. Museum Purchase: funds provided by Alice and Lewis Nelson and Frank Raysor Fund

• Théodore Géricault, French (1791-1824), The Piper, from Various Subjects Drawn from Life on Stone, 1821, lithograph, 390 x 297 mm. Museum Purchase: Frank Raysor Fund

South Asian Art
• Indian, Uttar Pradesh: Proto-historic Bronze: Anthropomorph, ca. 2500–1000 BCE, copper alloy. Gift of Terence McInerney

• Indian, Uttar Pradesh, Proto-Historic Bronze: Harpoon, ca. 2500–1000 BCE, copper alloy. Gift of Terence McInerney

• Indian, Rajasthan, Mandore, Illustrated Manuscript of the Prajnapana Sutra, 1514, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 167 folios, 2 illustrated, each 4 ⅞ x 12⅛”. Gift of Terence McInerney

• Alexander Gorlizki (British) and Riyaz Uddin (Indian), New York and Jaipur, Pipe Dreams (Hot Elvis), 2006, opaque watercolor on paper, 9 x 10 ⅞”. Gift of Terence McInerney



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