Main Gallery

Artwork from the Museum's permanent collection is on display in the galleries of the historic house. The focus of the collection is late nineteenth century and early twentieth century American representational art, with special emphasis on the artists of New England. Among the artists represented are Frank Weston Benson, Thomas B. Lawson, William Morris Hunt, William M. Paxton, David D. Neal, Frederick Porter Vinton, William Preston Phelps, Cullen Yates, and Aldro T. Hibbard.


    • Portrait of “James B. Francis” by R.M. Staigg

    • “Apres James McNeill Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and Black” 1906, Oil on canvas, by Edith Fairfax Davenport, a cousin of Whistler. This is an exact scale copy of the original painting which, it is said, heralded modern art. The original hangs in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.

      Whistlers Mother Edith Fairfax Davenport


    • “Lowell in 1825”, Oil on canvas, by Benjamin Mather. One of the earliest known views of Lowell.

      Lowell 1825 by Benjamin Mather


    • "Rev. Theodore Edison, 1875” by Thomas Bayley Lawson


  • “The Children” by Frank W. Benson
  • Works by Arshile Gorky, George Loftus Noyes, Harold C. Dunbar, William Preston Phelps, Frederick Porter Vinton, Louis Kronberg, William Morris Hunt, and Thomas Bayley Lawson

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