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Bear With Us

June 2024
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Gerald V. Niesar, a subscriber from Oakland, California, sent us a letter noting his delight at seeing one of his family’s favorite paintings (C. S. Raleigh’s Chilly Observation 1889 ) on the back cover of our April, 1970, issue. Mr. Niesar, however, expressed surprise that it was credited as being housed at the National Gallery of Art. The painting of the polar bear, he said, had hung above his wife’s desk while she was a staff lecturer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We checked and discovered that we had indeed credited the amusing painting to the wrong institution. It is, correctly, a part of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch’s gift to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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