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
 

M. Barnes Woodhall

undated
Portrait of Barnes Woodhall.
 

L'âne

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Lithograph of a pack mule.
 

Zooks...Lucretia

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Abstract print.
 

Blick auf einen Platz in Nürnberg mit Figurenstaffage

undated
Etching of village street scene
 

Gordon Clapp

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Portrait of Gordon Clapp.
 
 

Untitled

undated
Abstract lithograph.
 

Keith Sanford Grimson

Unknown
Dr. Grimson was a professor of surgery at Duke University from 1942-1976. While he performed many surgeries on peptic ulcers, he wanted to find a...
 

Portrait of Young Girl

undated
Clay sculpture of young, seated girl, given in memory of Barnes Woodhall.
 

Untitled

1976
Maroon and orange wall hanging made of mohair, wool, cotton, silk/rayon.