Philly Tries To Protect Eakins; University Strikes Back

“Thomas Jefferson University said yesterday that efforts by the city to stall removal of Thomas Eakins’ masterpiece The Gross Clinic, which the university has agreed to sell, are an inappropriate, misguided attempt to ‘restrict the University’s control over its own property.’ … On Friday, Mayor Street nominated The Gross Clinic, owned by Jefferson since 1878, for protection as a ‘historic object’ under the city’s historic-preservation ordinance.”