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“Recent Acquisitions”

University of Southern California

The one unifying aspect of this display is the fact that all the works represent recent gifts to the Fine Arts Department of U.S.C. Material on view ranges from Roman and Egyptian glassware to Russian icons; from Kanjiro stoneware to a monumental map of Paris, and from a paper globe of the world to a painting someone has attempted to ascribe to Goya.

To list a few of the items and their donors, we have thirteen drawings and watercolors dating around 1904 to 1929 by the lyrical Abraham Walkowitz. Included here are some studies of lsadora Duncan in less active poses as well as some other patterns derived from the dance which have been condensed to but a single line. These gifts were arranged through the Whitney Museum.

A rather fine Gilbert Stuart painting of Sir John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent, was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Mathuis. Several gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Weintraub include a Holy Family attributed to Bonifazio Veronese, c. 1540, which appears to be in an unfinished state. Paul Sample, a former instructor of painting at the University, has offered two oils, subjects which easily identify him, and the Hudson River School of painting is represented by a large Yosemite Falls by Thomas Hill from Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Armstrong, as well as The Sphinx, Yellowstone, a small but commendable oil by Albert Bierstadt from the collection of Mr. Michell A. Frug. Toulouse-Lautrec posters, oils by Wilhelm Blanke, a small oil by Henri Trouville and one by Robert Kaufman round out the growing University possessions.

Curt Opliger