On May 2, 2014 Lyndhurst's grand Picture Gallery reopens to the public. The gallery features a fine collection of paintings purchased by railroad baron Jay Gould in the 1880's and is a rare survivor of America's gilded age. The collection has been in situ since Gould purchased the works from noted dealers Goupil and Knoedler. Conservators from the Metropolitan Museum have cleaned the works and noted frame restorer Eli Wilner has repaired period frames and rehung the gallery. The collection includes extremely fine examples of European 19th century academic painting by such artists as Courbet, Corot, Bouguerreau, Gerome, Rousseau, Daugbigny, Troyon, and Meissonier. The gallery may be viewed as part of Lyndhurst's regularly scheduled mansion tours.