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551. Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch (1824 - 1903) was born in The Hague. At sixteen he took drawing-lessons and later followed evening classes at the Hague Academy. His father was an amateur painter and collected work by artists such as Andreas Schelfhout. Schelfhout's influence can be seen in Weissenbruch's early, vast landscapes, painted in precise detail. Weissenbruch's magnificent, cloudy skies show his admiration for the seventeenth-century artist Jacob van Ruisdael, whose work he saw at an early age in the Mauritshuis in The Hague. An impressive portrayal of sky and light was Weissenbruch's strongest points. This oil is owned by Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jan Weissenbruch "River Scene"
H. 12" x W. 17" Before Treatment
           

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552. William Wardall was born September 3rd, 1812. in England. He was the son of Thomas Wardall Sr. and Frances Melton. William immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1828 and settled in Cheviot Hills, Ohio. In 1848, William and his two brothers, Thomas and Charles, went to Rock County, Wisconsin. They received land patents there. By 1852, the family lived at 611 South Fourth St., Springfield, Illinois. William was in the mercantile business and his ledger listed the account of Mr. Abraham Lincoln. The below portraits are owned by the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois.
           

Anon. "William Wardall"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment

Anon. "Margaret Wardall"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

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553. 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 "Lillie Judd"
H. 54" x W. 43" Before Treatment
           

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554. Frank Myers Boggs (1855--1926) was born in Springfield, Ohio, but left Ohio in 1876 for study with Jean-Leacuteon Geacuter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He lived in Paris and New York, residing the last thirty years of his life in Paris. In Paris he won recognition for his atmospheric paintings of the ports of France and the quays along the Seine. His works were exhibited frequently in France. Between 1879 and 1916, his work was also shown in the United States, most often at the National Academy of Design, in New York, and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia. This oil is owned by the South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana.

Frank Boggs "Marine Scene"
H. 25" x W. 27" Before Treatment
           

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555. Charles Atherton Cumming (1859-1932) was an important Iowa artist. He was a true "founder" involved in the organizing and developing of schools of art while teaching and pursuing his own career. He originally studied at Cornell College in Iowa but later transferred to the Chicago Academy of Art, which later became the Art Institute of Chicago. He returned to Cornell in 1880 and taught art classes before leaving in 1855 for the Academie Julien in Paris. He returned to Iowa and established schools in Des Moines and at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City. He was well recognized for his portraitature. The State Historical Society of Iowa owns this painting of famed lawyer James Lane as well as twenty-three other Cumming portraits.

Charles Cumming "James T. Lane"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

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