Library Artwork Collection

The Library’s artwork collection has a wide selection of portraits, prints, paintings, maps, sculptures, and busts. It includes portraits of Duke faculty members, paintings of the US Army 65th General Hospital, and a bust and portrait of James B. Duke. The Chatham Collection contains prints from the 1800s and 1900s and was donated to the library in the 1930s by Thurmond Chatham and features Audubon illustrations, race horses, and numerous harbor scenes. One seascape painting is attributed to Sir William Osler. The Library is also the repository for various bronze plaques that were initially installed in the School of Medicine when located in the Davison building.

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Duke Medical Alumni Photographs

Framed photos and text from Duke medical alumni honoring Sandy Williams' leadership as Dean of the School of Medicine from 2001-2007.

American Hunting Scenes. Wild Duck Shooting

circa 1850
Print 42. American Hunting Scene.

Leslie Hohman

Portrait of Leslie Hohman.

Barrie Hurwitz

Portrait of Barrie Hurwitz.

Nanaline H. Duke Medical Sciences Building

Watercolor rendition of the Nanline H. Duke Medical Sciences Building by Robert Blake.

Frail Azures Fluttering

Abstract watercolor. Framed.

Sir Samuel Garth, MD

Print 65

If These Walls Could Talk: Duke Medicine Heritage on Display

Framed article from Summer 2006 issue of Duke Med Alumni News.

Isaac Newton

Print 64

Double Duke, English Thoroughbred Stallion

Print 11. Framed horse picture.