Fine Arts Collection

Description

The collection of more than 200 paintings includes six portraits by Thomas Eakins. On display in the Seminary’s Eakins Room are his portraits of Archbishop James Wood, three Seminary professors (Monsignors Patrick J. Garvey, Hugh T. Henry, and James F. Loughlin), another Philadelphia priest (Monsignor James P. Turner), and a prominent Catholic layman (James A. Flaherty). Several other prominent American artists are represented in the Seminary collection. There are two portraits by Adolphe Borie and one by Frank B.A. Linton; both artists were students of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Items in the Fine Arts Collection Collection

Here is a portrait of Monsignor James P. Turner painted by Thomas Eakins. Eakins enjoyed a long and happy relationship with Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He is said to have bicycled out to the Seminary’s campus at Overbrook on Sunday afternoons…