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In a New Light: American and European Masters
August 28, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Bowdoin Gallery
Fish Shambles, 1600-1700, Unknown Artist, Italian. Oil on canvas. Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III. 1813.13

This reinstallation of collection highlights spanned the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, and brought together Bowdoin's famous colonial and federal portraits with the European masters that American patricians cherished. Late Renaissance and Baroque works illustrated biblical, mythical, and historical narratives, exemplifying the civic and moral virtues that great leaders of the Enlightenment age were expected to possess. 

The Meeting of Jacob and Joseph in Egypt, 1636. Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert. Dutch, 1591-1655. Oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Honorary Degree, 1916. 1970.41