Viscount Admiral Richard Howe (1726-1799) and General William Howe (1729-1814); A Declaration, 1776; One of only six copies known to survive of a reply to the Declaration by King George III's official representatives in North America. Gift of J. Brooks Hoffman, M.D., Class of 1940. x1220
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Grant Wood and Cole Porter

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY._x600

Grant Wood (American, 1892-1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on masonite. Gift of Cole Porter. © Figge Art Museum, successors to the Estate of Nan Wood Graham/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Ever wonder about the previous owners of works in WCMA’s collection? Grant Wood’s Death on the Ridge Road is a striking example. The painting was a gift to the museum by the illustrious songwriter and composer Cole Porter in 1947.

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