Historic Paintings Unwrapped

A choice painting collection that dates to the early 19th century. An eclectic mix of landscapes and portraits, oils,watercolors, lithographs, and prints; it’s a rich, colorful portrayal by mostly local artists of thelocal people and places. It includes works by such notables as Henry Walton, whose lithographsdepict mid-19th century life, and Alison Mason Kingsbury Bishop, an exemplar of a mid-twentiethcentury modernist style. From 2009 to early 2010 it was on display in a successful rotating exhibit “Historic Paintings Unwrapped” featuring different works each month.

Collection owner: The History Center in Tompkins County