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486. Born and raised in Boston to impoverished parents, George Healy was one of the best-known portrait painters of the mid to late 19th century. In 1855, he established a home in Chicago from which he frequently traveled to the East Coast and the South to paint portraits of leading politicians and aristocrats. After the Civil War, he returned to Europe for 25 years but left at age 79 because of his disdain for the new turns of the Parisian art scene that included Impressionism.This portrait is owned by the Springfield Art Association in Springfield, Illinois. The Association oversees the historic Edwards Place home. The wonderfully preserved Italianate mansion was a center for social activity at the time. Prominent citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained there at lavish dinner parties.

G. P. A. Healy "Lucy Judd"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before Treatment

           

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487. The Janesville Art League has an outstanding collection of 19th and 20th century oils and graphics. Under the guidance of Jan Hoopes, the entire collection of oil paintings will received conservation attention. This four-year project was completed through the generous donations of members, corporations, and interested parties.
           

Colt "In the Garden"
H. 24" x W. 36" Before Treatment

Peterdi "Rocks"
H. 26" x W. 30" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Tanberg "Water Lilies"
H. 14" x W. 18" Before Treatment

Schroeder "Blue Torsos"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before Tratment
           

During Cleaning

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After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Dimitri Radoykoff "The Spindle Maker"
H. 13" x W. 19" Before Treatment

W. W. Nelson "Reflections"
H. 44" x W. 39" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment

After Treatment

           

Dean Meeker "Joseph's Coat"
H. 48" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Berg-Pigorsch "Burnt Flowers..."
H. 62" x W. 52" Before Treatment

           

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488. Rudolf Gudden was born in Werneck, Germany. He trained at the Academy in Munich under Raab and Loefftz, and at the Academy in Karlsruhe. He was greatly influenced by the light and spatial effects of the Dutch 17th and 19th-century painters. Many of his works were destroyed in a fire at the Glass Palace in Munich in 1931, an act of arson that destroyed over 1000 works of art. This oil is owned by the Oshkosh Public Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Rudolf Gudden "Bleak November"
H. 29" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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489. Calvin College had undertaken a long-range conservation program under the direction of Director Joel Zwart. Numerous old-master and contemporary paintings have been treated over the last seven years including "Barn Interior" featured in the Case Study link, "A Dutch and a Flemish Discovery."
           

Leszek Stank "Winter Landscape"
H. 19" x W. 27" Before Treatment

Cornelius Keegstra "Reed's Lake"
H. 36" x W. 48" Before Treatment
           

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490. Thomas Sully (1783-1872) was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. In March 1792, the Sullys and their nine children immigrated to Richmond, Virginia. Sully became a professional painter at age 18. He first studied under Gilbert Stuart in Boston before moving to New York and then Philadelphia, where he resided for the remainder of his life. Sully's 1824 portrait of John Quincy Adams, who became President within the year, brought him to the forefront of his day. The portrait may be seen in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. In 1854, the Wisconsin Historical Society commissioned Sully to carry out a copy of Gilbert Stuart's "Portrait of George Washington." The painting is recognized as the first important painting collected for the State of Wisconsin. A Case Study of this portrait reviews the painting's historical context and conservation procedures. (Case Study link in left navigation.) The below oils are also owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
           

Thomas Sully "Caroline Schaffer"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment

Mark Harrison "Thomas Stevenson"
H. 30" x W. 24 " Before Treatment
           

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