Excerpt from The Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin, Vol. 22: February, 1927
Through the generosity Of Mr. And Mrs. Charles M. Lea, of Devon, we are able to exhibit from January 28th to April first a collection Of ninety five Italian engravings and wood cuts. Last spring we showed ... in our galleries a group Of paintings once a part Of the collection Of Dr. Isaac Lea. His son, the late Henry Charles Lea, eminent as an historian, continued the tradition thus established in the family, and formed a valuable collection of engravings Of a comprehensive character with several hundred prints, embracing all the schools. This was a generation ago when prints by the Old masters were less rare than today, so that Mr. Lea, with great foresight and judgment, was able to accumulate examples which would now be well nigh impossible to Obtain. Most of these were inherited by Mr. Charles M. Lea, who, from time to time, added to the collection.
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