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Real/Ideal: Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Painting
January 15, 2013 - March 10, 2013
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Mary Cassatt, American, 1844–1926. The Barefoot Child, 1897, pastel. Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth, in memory of her husband, Dr. Murray S. Danforth, Class of 1901, 1953.42.

This installation explores how nineteenth-century artists recorded the visible world and transformed it into visions of the idyllic and ideal. On view alongside works from Bowdoin’s permanent collection are atmospheric paintings by Sanford Gifford, Francis Silva, and John Singer Sargent from distinguished private collections and from Colgate University. Supported by Stevens L. Frost Endowment Fund.

Worthington Whittredge, American, 1820-1910. Second Beach, Newport, ca. 1878-1880, oil on canvas. Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Honorary Degree, 1916, 1969.81