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Where is the McNeil Center’s Donor?
November 7, 2006, Volume 53, No. 11

Robert McNeil

A portrait of Robert McNeil, benefactor and renowned philanthropist, was reported missing on September 8, 2006 from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, located at 3355 Woodland Walk near Hill College House. The portrait (at left)—an original oil on linen painted in 2005 when the building opened—is approximately 38” x 30”, and is in a gold-colored wooden frame. 

Dr. Daniel Richter, MCEAS director and professor of history, said that a $150 reward from an anonymous donor will be offered for the safe return of the portrait, with no questions asked.

Those with any information on the portrait’s whereabouts should contact the McNeil Center office at (215) 898-9251 or mceas@ccat.sas.upenn.edu.


Almanac - November 7, 2006, Volume 53, No. 11