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511. William T. Mathews (1821 - 1905) was born in Bristol, England. His family later moved to Navarre, Ohio. At the age of 24 he moved to Cincinnati and began an artistic apprenticeship with local portrait artist Charles Soule. Mathews was able to establish himself as a favored portraitist. His reputation grew and he carried out a full-length portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He became known as the "Painter of Presidents" for he also painted William McKinley, Rutherford B Hayes, James A Garfield, Daniel Webster, William Cullen Bryant, and William Jennings Bryan. Although he was well known, he spent his later years in poverty and obscurity. This oil is owned by the Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio. The museum owns approximately 50 works of art from the artist's hand.

William Mathews "Still Life"
H. 14" x W. 15" Before Treatment
           

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512. These oils represent 88 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last nine years. Two of the pictured oils are from the hand of T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885 he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist as these images attest. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century.
           

T.C. Steele "Earl of Bathurst"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before

Jacob Cox "James Blake"
H. 35" x W. 28" Before

T.C. Steele "The Artist's Mother"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before
           

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513. The Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters have a fine and varied collection of Old Master replicas carried out by two of their members in the early part of the 20th Century. These oils represent three of these images. The Sinsinawa Dominicans are located in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Samuel Mazzuchelli, who built a local men's college in 1846, founded the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in 1847. This religious order founded a women's college and high school in Sinsinawa in 1865. The sisters are dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel, believing that at the heart of ministry is relationship. The sisters are committed to participating with others to build a holy and just society in the United States and abroad through ministry, or service to others.
           

After Sichel "Mod. and Child"
H. 30" x W. 20" Before

After Raphael "Mod. and Child"
H. 29" x W. 29" Before

After Dolce "Mod. and Child"
H. 33" x W. 27" Before
           

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514. The English-born artists Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson moved to America and met in Chicago. In 1855, the pair opened a studio in Milwaukee and worked together on portrait and landscape oils. Collaboration on paintings is unusual but each brought an artistic strength. Brookes excelled as a portraitist and Stevenson as a landscapist. Their below painting is a portrait of "Solomon Juneau" who was elected Milwaukee's first mayor in 1846. Both oils are owned by the The Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
           

William Cogswell "Leonard Farwell"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment

Brookes/Stevenson "Solomon Juneau"
H. 44" x W. 33" Before Treatment

           

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515. The below oils are owned by Marquette University's fine Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The University's collection includes numerous old master paintings and a growing collection of modern works of art and graphics. Both imaged paintings are layered with dirt and discolored varnish. Cleaning will reinstate the intended palette and the three-dimensional quality of the scenes.
           

Siennese School "Adoration"
H. 29" x W. 41" Before Treatment

Jacopo del Sellaio "Nativity"
H. 35" x 24" Before Treatment
           

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