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Antiques and paintings on loan from the collection of Dr. Richard H. and Mrs. Julia Rush.

An extraordinary exhibit of Old Master Paintings from the Julia and Richard H. Rush Collection hangs in a dedicated gallery space on the first floor of the Rush Library on the Lee Campus. The art, collected by the lenders over 50 years, provides riveting examples of the progress and history of art for FSW students and the general public. Artists represented include Bernardino Luini (c. 1480/82-1532), Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), Pietro della Vecchia (1603-1678), Carlo Maratta (1625-1713), Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), John Hoppner (1758-1810), Edouard Manet (1832-1883) and Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919).

The exhibition area welcomes students and the public Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm.

“The paintings in the Rush Collections Gallery represent 400 years of the history of culture and painting. They also show evidence of the work of students apprenticed to famous artists, and to the working process of artists from the 15th century to the 19th century. Our students can see the evolution of both western culture and artistic techniques in these paintings.”

– Dr. Dale Hoover    
Professor, Humanities    

Lady Jane Orde

John Hoppner (1758 – 1810)
Portrait of Lady Jane Orde
Oil on canvas, 30” x 24”


Paolo Veronese (Verona 1528 – 1588 Venice)
Portrait of a Gentleman
Oil on canvas, 38 ½” x 30 ¾”
Exhibited at Finch College Museum, 1971
and attributed by them to Paolo Veronese


Bernardino Luini (Milan circa 1480 – 1532)
Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist
Oil on panel, 16 ¼” x 13 ½”
Exhibited at the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, Balboa Park, 1961
Exhibited at Finch College Museum of Art, 1971
and attributed by them to Bernardino Luini


Pietro della Vecchia (Venice 1603 – 1678)
Youth and Old Age
Oil on canvas, 18 ¾” x 14 ¾”
Exhibited at Finch College Museum, 1971
and attributed by them to Pietro Muttoni, called della Vecchia


Carlo Maratta, Italian, (1625 – 1713)
Tobias and the Angel
Oil on canvas, 25 ½” x 19 ¼”
Exhibited by the Carpenter Art Galleries of Dartmouth College in 1959 and attributed at that time to Annibale Carracci Italian, School of Bologna (1560-1609) also exhibited in 1961 at San Diego as a selection from the Richard H Rush Collection. It was identified as by Carlo Maratta by Robert and Bertina Manning, leading authorities and collectors in the field of Italian art.