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
 

Ajax

1904
Print 126. Framed horse picture.
 

Indiae Orientalis

undated
Print 114. Early map of Southeast Asia written in Latin.
 

Young Judith Farrar

undated
Portrait of Judith Farrar, first librarian of the Duke Medical Library, as a child.
 

Untitled -- Beach Scene 2

undated
Beach scene.
 

Untitled -- Beach Scene 1

undated
Beach scene.
 

Miss Farrar, Mrs. Trent, and Mrs. Farrar in Old Hosptial Library

1950s
Black and white photo of early library staff and Mrs. Trent in original library reading room.
 

The Parc Monceau

1876
Reproduction of a Monet painting. In a gold frame with a white matte.
 

Duke Hospital Library

undated
Original Duke Hospital library.
 

Harvey Cushing

1931
Print of Harvey Cushing.
 

Hemisphaerii Borealis Coeli et Terrae Sphaeri Casceno Graphia

1661
Northern Hemisphere of Heaven and Earth.