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626. Iowa State University's Brunnier Art Museum is the owner of the below five oils. Their collection is extensive and also includes numerous masterpieces from Iowa's rich regional history including works by the great Marvin Cone and Grant Wood. Lynette Pohlman has been the director of the University Museums at Iowa State University since 1980. She administers and is chief curator of the Anderson Sculpture Garden, Art on Campus Collection, the Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum and Farm House Museum Collection.
           


V. Monselm "Ducks"
H. 9" x W. 13" Before


F. Banina "Windmill"
H. 7" x W. 10" Before


L. Hermann "Coast"
H. 10" x W. 11" Before








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After Treatment


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After Treatment








C.F. Swansson "Saga"
H. 14" x W. 21" Before Treatment


Louise Kelly "Cape Cod"
H. 30" x W. 36" Before Treatment





Kelly Raking Light Before Treatment


Kelly During Cleaning








Kelly Raking Light After Treatment


Kelly After Treatment






 

Swansson During Cleaning


Swansson After Treatment













627. The Mineral Point Historical Society, Mineral Point, Wisconsin is the owner of this portrait of Margery Gundry King. Last year another portrait was completed for the Society by Lydia Purdy Hess (1866-1936). Years of discolored varnish and overlaying films have muted the intended color relationships of the imaged piece. Cleaning will bring out the artist's original palette.


Anon. "Margery Gundry King"
H. 40" x W. 34" Before Treatment








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628. Edwin Lord Weeks [1849-1903] was born at Boston, Massachusetts. He was a pupil of Léon Bonnat and Jean-Léon Gérôme, at Paris. He made many voyages to the East, and was distinguished as a painter of oriental scenes. Weeks' parents were affluent spice and tea merchants from Newton, a suburb of Boston, and as such they were able to accept and certainly finance their son's interest in painting and travelling. He spent two years in India before returning home to Paris. His paintings of Indian life gave him celebrity both in France and America and they became his specialty. In 1896 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour and he continued to paint right up to his death in 1903, which is thought to have been due to an illness contracted in India. The below oil is from the fine collection at the Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.








Edwin Lord Weeks "Loading the Caravan"
H. 66" x W. 99" After Treatment



















629. Robert Reid was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, into a family of New England clergymen. Schooled at the Philips Academy from 1880 to 1884, he was a student and teaching assistant at the Boston Museum School. He studied briefly at the Art Students League in New York then journeyed to Paris for three years of study at the Académie Julian. A self-indulgent man, social by nature and much given to gambling, in due course his expenses exceeded his income and he was impelled to retreat to Colorado Springs where he established an art academy and painted portraits to recoup his losses. In 1927 he suffered a stroke, but undaunted he learned to paint with his left hand. He died in New York at the age of sixty-seven. The below oils are owned by the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Indiana.








R. Bechtle "58' Rambler"
H. 30" x W. 32" Before


R. Reid "Tea Time"
H. 37" x W. 33" Before


Anon. "Accordion Player"
H. 31" x W. 27" Before








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630. 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. The below oils are owned by the The Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.








Brookes/Stevenson "John Rountree"
H. 36" x W. 28" Before Treatment


James Stuart "David Atwood"
H. 30" x W. 25"
Before Treatment








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