HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art has acquired two paintings for its collection — both are masterpieces that relate to the history of art in the Mountain State and are among the rarest of their kind created by their respective artists, according to a news release.

“This is a wonderful addition to the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art and to West Virginia,” said West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith. “Visitors to HMOA will now be able to appreciate these two amazing paintings that have contributed to the history of art in the Mountain State.”

The first work, “Harpers Ferry, Virginia,” was created by landscape painter and lithographer Thomas Doughty (1793-1856). Born in

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