Two of our group have now completed viewing the entire collection at the Harry Ransom Center. We took notes and digital photos (for research purposes only, so, sadly, we can’t share these) on each piece of art. We had a bit of a shock when we first arrived to view the collection as three of the pieces were not with the rest. Thankfully, the helpful staff quickly located them, so we were able to return and view the “missing” three as well.

Upon our return visit for the final three, we were also surprised to learn that Elsa de Brun created one of the pieces with watercolors rather than her usual pastels. It was a little older than the other pieces and also had a completely different feel from the others. There is probably an interesting back story on how this one became part of the Valentine collection–and if there is one, hopefully we’ll learn it.

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