The Eclectic Eye: A Tribute to Duane Wilder

François Boucher, French, 1703–1770. A youth half-kneeling, ca. 1755. Bequest of Duane E. Wilder, Class of 1951

Over the decades, Duane Wilder, Class of 1951, assembled compellingly diverse collections, which he donated and lent to the Princeton University Art Museum during his lifetime and at his death in 2017. The Eclectic Eye gathers together works from a lifetime of collecting and pays tribute to a man who gave generously of his time as well, having served as a member of the Museum’s Advisory Council for nearly forty years from 1981 to his death, including many years as its chair. Notable highlights include works by Old Masters such as Jan Asselyn, Pieter van Bloemen, Gaspard Dughet, Cornelis van Haarlem, and Jean-François Millet the Elder; exceptional works on paper by Hendrick Goltzius, Claude Lorrain, and François Boucher; nineteenth-century British sculpture by Frederic, Lord Leighton and Frederick William Pomeroy; and modern photography by Robert Mapplethorpe and Duane Michaels.