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One for the Refrigerator Door

Painting by Doris Duke, 1924

Doris Duke—the only daughter of Duke University benefactor James Buchanan Duke and noted philanthropist and patron of the arts—painted this lovely scene in 1924 at the age of eleven. It is part of the Doris Duke Papers, donated to the Rubenstein Library in 2009 by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and now open for public research.

Further details about the extraordinary collection may be found in the official press release, or by reviewing the collection’s finding aid.

2 thoughts on “One for the Refrigerator Door”

  1. Isn’t it? I’m told it’s one of many. We’ll have to show you one day when you’re working in the stacks!

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