ON-Lion Letter
In February, The Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee acquired a major painting to its original collection through an anonymous gift.  The work by Gustave Jacquet, entitled Expectation, was purchased by Pabst in 1894 and was considered at the time one of Jacquet's finest works. 

The painting passed through several generations of the Pabst family before it found its way to a fine art gallery in San Francisco.  After performing a Google image search, the Pabst Mansion's historian discovered the painting and subsequently found a donor to adopt the project in order to bring the painting back to Milwaukee. 

The Pabst Mansion, which is supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, plans to install the painting on its original wall by Spring. 

The Mansion was considered the jewel of Milwaukee's famous avenue of mansions called Grand Avenue and represented the epitome of America's Gilded Age Splendor in the city.  It is a testament to Pabst's success, his love of life, and his German heritage.
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