April 2, 2014

Seminary parts with its collection of Thomas Eakins portraits

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Rev. James P. Turner (1900) painting by renowned painter Thomas Eakins. Photo courtesy of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Rev. James P. Turner (1900) painting by renowned painter Thomas Eakins. Photo courtesy of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) To budget-strapped institutions and private owners, selling off art and artifacts sometimes seems the answer in an era of declining revenues and sagging fortunes.