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Winter 2001- 2002 Jerome Sculpture Revised

The retired, former Abbey librarian, Robin Scanlan, wife of alumnus Joe, class of 1946, has now been faithfully working part-time to complete the cataloging of the donated CDs. At 5,000 titles completed of the approximately 15,000 items of classical music additions to be made we are now just about one third done.
During the summer and early fall a repair was made to the bronze guilded sculpture which resides on the library table in the Art Seminar room. The piece, “Flight into Egypt” by Jean-Leon Jerome was done in 1897.
Gerald Ackerman in his Catalogue Raisonne of the artist describes it as “Mary, dressed like a Bedouin woman, sits sidesaddle on a donkey, holding the swaddled Christ Child to her breast”.  See photograph below.  The piece was removed from library for its protection.                               (R.S)