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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces summer acquisitions
Head of a Herm, Augustan (late 1st c. BCE—early 1st century CE), marble, 19¾” (w/o base); 26¾” (w/base). Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment.

RICHMOND, VA.- The following artworks were approved by the VMFA Board of Trustees in June 2013. VMFA is a state agency and a public/private partnership. All works of art are purchased with private funds from dedicated endowments. After VMFA’s board approves proposed acquisitions on a quarterly basis, the art becomes the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia to protect, preserve, and interpret.

• Head of a Herm, Augustan (late 1st c. BCE—early 1st century CE), marble, 19¾” (w/o base); 26¾” (w/base). Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment.

• Attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener (German and French ébéniste, 1734–1806), Bureau Plat, ca. 1780s, mottled mahogany, ormolu, leather, 30½ x 70½ x 37½”. Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment and Voorhees Deaccessioning Fund.

• 17 Frederick MacMonnies (American, 1863 –1937), Young Chevalier, ca. 1898, oil on canvas, 75⅛ x 50⅝”. J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund for American Art.

Additional Purchases

• Sammy Baloji (Congolese, born 1978), Untitled 21, 2006, from the suite Mémoire, archival digital photograph on satin matte paper, sheet 26⅞ x 68⅛”; image 24. x 65⅛”, Number 9 from an edition of 10 plus 1 A/P. Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund.

• John Constable (English, 1776-1837), A Horse and Cart (made in preparation for VMFA’s Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead Heath); with a study for The Gleaners, Brighton on verso, c.1824-25, Double-sided drawing, pencil on paper prepared with bistre (recto only), 5¾ x 9”. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund.

European Decorative Arts
• Sèvres Manufactory (French, active 1756–present), Decorated by Louis-Jean Thévenet, le Père (active 1741-1777), Ewer and Basin, 1764 (dated with the mark for that year), Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel decoration and gilding. Ewer: 7½ x 4¾ x 6” (including handle). Basin: 3¼ x 12 x 9⅜”. John F. Alexander Fund and gift of the estate of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, by exchange.

• Georges de Feure (French, 1868-1943), Project for a Tapestry (“The Fairy Caprice”), 1895-96, oil on canvas, 45½ x 37½”. The Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund.

• Two Art Deco Fans Designed for House of Paquin (Paris, 1891-1956), 1911
o Paul Iribe (French, 1883-1935), Fan L’Orientale, silk, pochoir (stenciled) image, metal-foil paper, galalite (synthetic plastic), ebony, gilded brass, with original box, 9 x 9 x ½”. John and Maria Shugars Fund.
o George Barbier (French, 1882-1932), Fan, parchment, pochoir (stenciled) image, galalite (synthetic plastic), paint, metal-foil gold paper, silk, metal, 9-13/16 x 13 x ¾”. John and Maria Shugars Fund.

Modern and Contemporary
• Beuford Smith (American, born 1941), Woman in Doorway, Harlem, 1965, gelatin silver print, 7½ x 9-9/16”. NEA Fund for American Art.

• Anthony Barboza (American, born 1944):
o Grace Jones, ca. 1970, gelatin silver print, 13⅝ x 10⅝”. NEA Fund for American Art.
o NYC (Man on Street), ca. 1970, 8 11/16 x 12⅞”. NEA Fund for American Art.

• Leroy Henderson (American, born 1936), First Anti-Vietnam War Rally, 1967, gelatin silver print, 8-13/16 x 13½”. NEA Fund for American Art.

• Chester Higgins, Jr. (American, born 1946), The Artist’s Great-Aunt Shugg Lampley, New Brockton, Alabama, 1968, gelatin silver print, 9¾ x 6⅝”. NEA Fund for American Art.

• Chuck Stewart (American, born 1927), James Brown, 1966, gelatin silver print, 10½ x 9” NEA Fund for American Art.

• Earlie Hudnall, Jr. (American, born 1946), Flipping Boy, 1983, gelatin silver print. Kathleen Boone Samuels Memorial Fund.

• Matthew Brandt (American, born 1982). Gray’s Lake, ID 2, 2012 from Lakes and Reservoirs series, C-print soaked in Gray’s Lake water (unique work), ca. 72 x 105”. Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr. Fund for 21st-Century Art.

South Asian
• Indian, Rajasthan, Mewar, Udaipur, Folio From a ‘Six Seasons’ Series: Sajjan Singh Holds Court under Moonlight, ca. 1876, opaque watercolor, gold, silver on paper, 12⅞ x 10¾ in (folio); 9½ x 7½” (painting). Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund.


• Lucy Hill Everett (American, 1768-1824), Oliver Everett Mourning Sampler, ca. 1802, silk on linen with gouache or white-lead paint, 19⅛ x 16⅛” (sight); 26 x 22” (framed). Gift of Norah Hardin Lind and Thomas Lind.

• [Gustave] Henry Mosler (American, 1841-1920), Self-Portrait, 1905, graphite on paper, 7-1/16 x 6-1/16”. Gift of John T. Rowe, Jr.

Modern and Contemporary
• Carl van Vechten (American, 1880-1964), three silver gelatin photographs: Portrait of Prentiss Taylor, 1932, 6-15/16 x 5-5/16”; Portrait of Prentiss Taylor, 1933, 8⅞ x 6⅞”; Portrait of Prentiss Taylor, 1948, 9⅞ x 6-15/16”. Gift of John A. Ziegler.

• Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004), Barn behind Beechwoods, 1990, enamel on aluminum, 38 x 98”. Gift of Claire Wesselmann.

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