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Burr H. Nicholls (1848-1915), Title Unknown, c. 1882; oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 20 inches; Gift of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 2009

Burr H. Nicholls (1848-1915), Title Unknown, c. 1882; oil on canvas, 16 1/2 x 20 inches; Gift of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 2009

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum generously gifted this painting to the Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2009. The museum had changed its mission and wanted the painting to go to a museum that would appreciate it. After discovering that our museum’s mission to represent “distinguished artists of Buffalo-Niagara and Western New York State” included Lockport native Burr Halliday Nicholls, they decided to donate this painting to our museum through their deaccession process.