Natural Bridge in Art

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The information on this page draws heavily on the indispensable work on visual depictions of the Natural Bridge:  Pamela H. Simpson, “So Beautiful an Arch”: Images of the Natural Bridge, 1787-1890: An Exhibition Presented by Washington and Lee University in the duPont Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, January 4-29, 1982 (Lexington, Va.: Washington and Lee University, 1982).  The Friends of the Natural Bridge extends special thanks to Washington and Lee University for permission to rely on and quote from Professor Simpson’s text.