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MAY 27, 2017

LIBRARY ART COLLECTION


Over the years, the Edgartown Library has acquired an extensive collection of paintings and prints, many of them with Island and New England subjects. Some of these works of art were individual gifts, and others were whole collections; the most extensive is the Charles S. Simpson Collection. We are in the process of creating a printed booklet for use in self-guided tours of our library's art collection -- ask about it the next time you stop at the front desk.

 


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Just click the random image above to begin exploring our recent library acquisitions. Each one has a link where you can reserve the item.

SCENE AT CUTTYHUNK

Scene at Cuttyhunk. Oil on canvas, 10 by 16 inches. By Frederick Louis Thompson (1904-1956), American artist. From the Simpson Collection. -- Cuttyhunk, home to the town of Gosnold, is the last island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.
 
 
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