oil on canvas
Withers-Brown, Library Caplin Reading Room
Presented to the University of Virginia by Jefferson Monroe Levy in 1909. This painting was placed in the main auditorium in Madison Hall, the University of Virginia YMCA building. See: Alumni Bulletin of the University of Virginia. Founder's Day Number, Charlottesville, VA, The University of Virginia Press, 1909, p. 342. This article names the artist as Victor Nellig, but this is presumably Victor Nehlig (1830-1909), a French artist who spent much of his life in the United States. He had a studio in New York City and was well known during his lifetime. The donor of the painting, Jefferson Monroe Levy, was a United States Congressman from New York and owner of Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. See RG 313-05, Box 7, Folders 7 and 8 for information on the restoration of the painting in 1996.