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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A Tussel for the Ball

1912
Print 26. Framed sporting scene.
 

Washington.

undated
Print 101
 
 
 

Man-O-War

1920
Print 2-A. Framed picture of famed racing horse, Man-O-War.
 

Unicorn Captivity Scene

undated
Depiction of a unicorn in a corral. Reproduction print from "The Unicorn Tapestries" (1495-1505).