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The Museum is pleased to have on temporary loan, selected highlights from the private collection of George W. Roper, II. It includes a wonderful portrait of the Duke of Montfoort by Jan Mierevelt, a Delft portraitist of the early seventeenth century known for his refined technique. There is also a beautiful portrait by Thomas Sully of Mrs. Yates Levy. Also of note is the portrait of Charles IX, who was King of France from 1560-1574, by a follower of the French miniaturist Clouet. Also included is the remarkable, evocative 1880, Landscape with a Church by the American landscapist George Herbert Mead. He was a member of the second generation of Hudson River school, and went to the Claverick Academy in New York and studied with Samuel Morse. Finally, the exhibition includes an abstract and imaginative sketch by Salvador Dali.