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American Spirit: Highlights from the Collection
June 11, 2008 - March 11, 2009
Boyd Gallery
"Gloucester Harbor", ca. 1870 by Mary Blood Mellen, American 1819-1886, oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. Hope P. Gilmor, 1971.42

Stellar examples of Bowdoin’s renowned collection of American art, ranging from Feke’s portraits of military and political leaders of the colonial and federal period through nineteenth-century investigations of the beauty and promise of the American landscape to twentieth-century urban scenes are included in this exhibition.  Artists include Robert Feke, Gilbert Stuart, John Singleton Copley, John Quidor, Martin Johnson Heade, Marsden Hartley, John Singer Sargent, John Sloan, Andrew Wyeth, and Mary Blood Mellen.

"Portrait of Brigadier General Samuel Waldo", ca. 1748-1750 by Robert Feke, American, ca.1707-ca. 1752, oil on canvas, Bequest of Mrs. Lucy Flucker Thatcher, 1855.3
"Portrait of Elizabeth Nelson Fairchild", 1887 by John Singer Sargent , American, 1856-1925, oil on canvas, Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund and Friends of the College Fund, 1985.40

"Sunday Afternoon in Union Square", 1912 by John Sloan, American, 1871-1951, oil on canvas, Bequest of George Otis Hamlin, 1961.63