The Rotunda of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, ca. 1910.

View across Rotunda toward entrance to Boyd Gallery showing four of the original plaster cast collection: left to right, the Prima Porta Augustus (given in 1882 by the Hon. W. W. Thomas, the recipient of an honorary degree from Bowdoin in 1913), Artemis of Versailles, Laocoon, and Venus de Milo. Above the Boyd Gallery entrance is one of the four Rotunda murals, Abbott H. Thayer’s Florence (1893.36). On the wall of the Boyd Gallery hangs Alexander Ferdinand Wust’s The Torrent of Romsdal, Norway (1881.4), under which stands William Searle’s Joined Great Chair (1872.1).