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.

Total Works (176)

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  Title
 

Prairie Wolves.

1830
Print 69
 

Setters.

1820
Print 116
 

City of St. Louis

1872
Print 104
 
 

The Chickahominy

1872
Print 48
 

New Berne, NC

1864
Print 7
 

Cumberland Gap

1872
Print 98
 
 

Spaniels.

1872
Print 118