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41. Organic varnishes are normally applied clear. Over time the molecules cross link and become denser. As a result light can not penetrate through the film and the layer turns yellow. With extensive time, depending on the varnish, these films will often turn a dark brown or caramel color. Blue skies appear green. White clouds and sails appear yellow. This is certainly true in the "Monterey" on the left where all of the original color relationships have been lost. Cleaning will offer a dramatic change. The painting on the right is entitled, "The State of Michigan." Both works are from the Detroit Historical Society's fine marine painting collection.
           

Anon. "The Monterey" ca. 1870
H. 25 1/2" X W. 36" Before Treatment

S.A.Whipple "The State of Michigan" 1893
H. 20" X W. 34" Before Treatment

Detail During Cleaning

Detail During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           

42. The Phoenix Art Museum's Collection includes almost 16,000 artworks. Emphasis is on American, Asian, European, Latin American, Modern, Contemporary, and Western American art, plus Fashion Design and the Thorne Miniature Rooms. The mueum's European Collection features more than 1,200 paintings, drawings and sculptures depicting works from the 14th to 19th centuries. Artists include Boucher, Gros, Fragonard, Gérôme, Monet, Courbet and Greuze. The American collection is equally strong with works by Stuart, Copley, Peale, Inness, Couse, Sharpe, Moran and Parrish. For over 30 years the museum has been under the directorship of Mr. Jim Ballinger who selected these oil-on-canvas paintings by Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1807-1876), Alexander Wyant (1836-1892), Jervis McEntee (1828-1891) and Sanford Gifford (1823-1880) for conservation.
           

Sanford Gifford "A Sketch of a Crag" ca.1865
H. 8 1/4" X W. 6 1/4" Before Treatment

Diaz de la Peña "Fête Champetre" ca.1850
H. 59 1/4" X W. 44" Before Treatment

Alexander Wyant "Untitled" ca.1875
H. 21" X W. 38" Before Treatment

Jervis McEntee "Summer Landscape" ca.1860
H. 10" X W. 15" Before Treatment

Detail During Cleaning

Detail During Cleaning

Gifford Detail During Cleaning

Diaz Detail During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


Augustus Schoën "View of Ottumwa, Iowa"
1885   H. 20" X W. 30" Before Treatment
 43. After completing six paintings for the State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines (Page 6. No. 25) the institution elected to send in three additional items for treatment. The "View of Ottumwa, Iowa" is by Augustus Schoën (1834/5-?). The left "Self-Portrait" is by George Upp (1844-1924). He was a pupil of G.P.A. Healy in Chicago but worked for many years in Iowa. The "Portrait of Sara Janson" (Page 1. No. 2) is also from his hand. The right "Portrait of Lacon Stockton " is by George Harvey (1835-?). Stockton was a former mayor of Burlington, Iowa and a Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

George Upp "Self-Portrait" 1903
H. 20" X W. 16" Before Treatment
 
George Harvey "Portrait of Lacon Stockton" 1890
H. 30" X W. 25" Before Treatment

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment
 
After Treatment
           
           

44. Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin is another Wisconsin jewel. While its anthropology collection is well deserving of its national reputation, the painting collection is of special mention. Not only does the collection include two works by Ralph Clarkson (See Page 4), it also has holdings from the Old Masters to contemporary items. The collection is particularly strong in late 19th Century and early 20th Century American Impressionists. The work to the right is by Theodore Robinson (1852-1896). Robinson was raised in Wisconsin and went on to study in Paris with Gérôme and Laurent. He became one of the pioneers of Impressionism in America. The lower left oil on copper image is by Carlo Cignani (1628-1719). He was born in Bologna, Italy and did his finest work in Parma. The lower right image is by Ladislaus Bakalowicz (1833-1903). Polish by birth, he emigrated to France. The oil on panel is signed and inscribed, "Paris." It is a fine representative of French academic art in the late 19th Century.
Theodore Robinson "Peeling Apples" ca. 1890
H. 20" X W. 16" After Treatment

Carlo Cignani "Adoration of the Magi" ca. 1670
H. 12" X W. 16" After Treatment

Ladislaus Bakalowicz "At the Louvre" ca. 1885
H. 22" X W. 16" Before Treatment

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


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