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The following artworks were approved by the VMFA board of trustees in March 2013. VMFA is a state agency and a 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.
• 115 Works of Chinese calligraphy and painting from the Y. T. Bay Collection, Qing dynasty-Republic periods, 18th-20th century. Hanging scrolls, album leaves, folding fans; ink and color on paper or silk. Margaret and Arthur Glasgow Art Purchase Endowment and partial gift from the Y. T. Bay Collection
• Kara Walker (American, born 1969), Untitled, 1996, ink, paper, paint, graphite, 85¼ x 72¼”. Purchased with funds donated by Pam and Bill Royall Jr., Mary and Don Shockey Jr., Marion Boulton Stroud, and the Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund
• 17 Vintage Photographs of Interiors Designed by Pierre Legrain for Jacques Doucet, ca. 1928-1929, each: 9 x 6-¾”. Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund.
• Eugène Grasset (French, 1845-1917), Design for a Brooch, 1900, gouache and watercolor over pencil on buff paper, image: 4 x 5½”. Maria and John Shugars Fund.
• Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677), Elephant and Flowers (from the Animalium…), 1662, etching w/thread margins, 6¾ x 10⅝”. Funds provided by Frank Raysor.
• Pierre Legrain (French, 1888-1929), Design for a Birdcage, about 1922-23, pencil, ink, and gouache on paper, 17-⅞ x 11-⅞”. Maria and John Shugars Fund.
Modern & Contemporary Art
• Derrick Adams (American, born 1970), Head #2 (Floor Plan) from the Deconstruction Worker series, 2011, mixed media collage, 36 x 35-⅞”. Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr. Fund for 21st-Century Art.
• Nine gelatin silver prints by Louis Draper (American, 1935-2002). NEA Fund for American Art (four additional gelatin silver prints by Draper donated by the Louis Draper Estate.)
• Trenton Doyle Hancock (American, born 1974), The Former and the Ladder or Ascension and a Cinchin’, 2012, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 84 x 132 x 3”. Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr. Fund for 21st-Century Art.
• Andre Kertesz (Hungarian, 1894-1985): Chairs, Paris, 1926, 10x 8”; and Williamsburg, VA, 1948, 10x 8”. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
• Balthasar Korab (Hungarian, 1926-2013), TWA Study 1, 1957, 14 x11”. Aldine S. Hartman Endowment Fund
• Richard Roth (American, born 1946), Untitled (Yellow Corner), 1971, enamel paint, glass, 72 x 72”. Sydney and Frances Lewis Endowment Fund.
• Bruce Onobrakpeya (Nigerian, b. 1932), Fura de Nono relief printing plate, 1971, metal and cast resin (plastocast relief). Gift of Sandra W. Ferebee and Erik van Strien, Norfolk
• Vanessa Bell (British, 1879-1961), Beddingham, oil on canvas, 24 x 20”. Gift of Alice and James Heard-Williams, Lynchburg
• Roger Fry (British, 1866-1934), La Cardiagre, oil on panel, 13 x 16”. Gift of Alice and James Heard-Williams, Lynchburg
• Duncan Grant (British, 1885-1978): A Street in Lewes, Sussex, ca. 1939, oil on canvas; Tilton from the Lane to Charleston, 1921, oil on canvas; Still Life after Chardin, 1967, black chalk and watercolor; Portrait of Amaryllis, Late 1950s, oil on canvas, 24 x 20”. Gift of Alice and James Heard-Williams, Lynchburg
• Edwin Henry Landseer, RA 1802 – 1873, Untitled (Study of a Recumbant Stag), 1819, chalk and pencil on laid paper, 7 x 9½”. Gift of Calder Loth, Richmond
• Edward Le Bas (British, 1904-1966), A Lady Reading, oil on canvas, 21 x 25½”. Gift of Alice and James Heard-Williams, Lynchburg
The following 2012 year-end gifts were also reported to the full board at the March meeting:
• Culture undetermined (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Anthropomorphic Hook, 19th-20th century, wood. Donor: Mona Gavigan, Washington, DC
• Eleven Pieces of South African Beadwork, 20th century. Donor: Deborah Stokes, Rockville, MD
• Dida culture (Cote d’Ivoire), Tie-dyed raffia cloth, early 20th century. Donor: Drs. James and Gladys Strain, Riverdale, NY
• Nine prints by Eldzier Cortor (American, born 1916), 1960s-1970s: Composition Study III, aquatint; Dual Form III, color aquatint; Dual Form III, sepia aquatint; Environment No. V, mezzotint; L’Abbatoire I, red entaglio woodcut; L’Abbatoire III, woodcut; L’Abbatoire VI, woodcut, artist’s print; Torso, etching; Trilogy No. II, sanguine color. Gift of the artist, Mr. Eldzier Cortor, New York
• Paul Revere (American, 1735-1818), Set of six demitasse spoons, 18th- 19th century, silver. Gift of Lilburn Trigg Talley, Jr., William St. Clair Talley, Edmund Myers Talley II, and Robert Armstrong Crockett Talley in memory of Lilburn Trigg Talley and Nancy Dalton St. Clair Talley
• Elizabeth Nottingham (Day) (American, 1907-1956), Sea Sculpture, 1955, watercolor on paper, image: 11½ x 16¾”. Horace Day (American, 1909-1984), Driftwood, Botany Bay, Edisto Is., S.C., 1955, watercolor on paper, image: 14¾ x 19-¾”. Donor: Estate of the Artists, c/o son, Talmage Day, Alexandria
• Sixteen Japanese woodblock prints, Hiroshi Yoshida (1881 -1950): A Little Restaurant, 1933; Farm House, Noka, 1946; Night in Kyota, 1933; Hirosaki Castle, 1925; A Spa in Spring, 1940; Hayase Kansai District, 1933; Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995): White Plum in Farmyard, 1951; Pagoda in Kyota, 1942; Silver Pavilion, Katsuyuki Nishijima (born 1945), First Day of Coldest Season, early print created in mid 1970’s. Haku Maki 1924-2000): Tea Bowl, 1962; Tea Bowl, 1963; Tea Bowl, 1965; Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997): Bunraku, 1960, embossed details on mica background; Cat (untitled); Small Cat, 1954. Donor: Marjorie and Jerome Silber, Winston Salem, N.C.
• Kano Naonobu (Japanese, 1607-1650) 藤原尚信, Dragon in the Clouds, 17th century, Edo period (1615-1868), six-panel-folding screen; ink on paper. Donor: Linwood Vincent, Miami Fla.
Modern & Contemporary
• Will Berry (American, born 1954), Untitled, 2011, oxidation of aluminum leaf on gessoed linen over cedar panel, 47 x 23”. Donor: Judith and Christopher Cabot, Beverly Farms, Mass.
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.