Highlights: West Foundation's Gift of American Art to High Museum of Art

This fall, the High Museum of Art received a major gift of 90 paintings and sculptures from the Atlanta-based West Foundation’s nineteenth-century American art collection. The donated works include 49 paintings and 41 sculptures, establishing the High as a major resource for nineteenth-century American art.

The new acquisitions include important works such as landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church and Jasper Cropsey, portraits by Rembrandt Peale and William Sydney Mount, and sculptures by Hiram Powers and Chauncey Bradley Ives.

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Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Breakfast for Three, 1909.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel 2010.117.  High Museum of Art. Edmonia Lewis (American, 1845-after 1911) Columbus, ca.  1865-1867.  Marble.  Overall 29 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010,71.  High Museum of Art. Louis Remy Mignot (American, 1831-1870) Sunset, Winter, 1862.  Oil on canvas, 15 1/16 x 24 1/8 in.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010.52.  High Museum of Art. Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1869.  Marble.  Overall: 25 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 9 in.  Gift of West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010.84.  High Museum of Art. Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873) La Penserosa, 1856.  Marble.  Overall: 74 1/2 x 21 3/8 x 39 in.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010.82.  High Museum of Art. Sanford Robinson Gifford (American, 1823-1880) Mount Washington from the Saco River, 1858.  Oil on canvas, 10 5/16 x 19 3/4 in.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010.51.  High Museum of Art. Hiram Powers (American, 1805-1873) Bust of Proserpine, ca.  1838.  Marble.  Overall: 24 1/2 x 19 x 11 in.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro.  2010.83.  High Museum of Art. William Wetmore Story (American, 1819 - 1895) Cleopatra, 1878.  Marble.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E.  Shapiro, 2010.89

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