Gift adds works to Westmoreland Museum of American Art
By Rachel Weaver
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Philanthropist Richard M. Scaife has purchased two paintings for the collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
“A Stitch in Time,” by Harry Roseland (1866-1950), is an oil-on-canvas measuring 24 inches by 18 inches; and “Fishing on Lake George,” 1877, by Charles Henry Gifford (1839-1904), is an oil-on-canvas measuring 12 inches by 20 inches.
Scaife, Trib Total Media publisher, gave “Fishing on Lake George” in honor of Director/CEO Judith H. O'Toole's 20 years of service at the Westmoreland.
“Mr. Scaife has contributed greatly to the Westmoreland's collections over the years,” O'Toole says. “These new gifts represent a strengthening in two areas: artists of the important 19th-century American movement known as the Hudson River School and American genre painting representing scenes of everyday life.”
Roseland was one of America's finest genre painters during the 19th and early 20th centuries. His most widely known compositions focused on the lives of blacks, and most were set in the South.
Gifford was a Luminist painter, concerned with subtle and dramatic effects of light, stillness and softly glowing surfaces. He painted along the New England coast, including Nantucket, Cuttyhunk and the Elizabeth Islands, and inland to the White Mountains, Niagara Falls and Lake George.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Qualters exhibit offers unique look at Pittsburgh
- Must-see works to catch before Carnegie exhibit ends
- Review: ‘Olga Brindar and Liza Brenner’ at Christine Frechard Gallery