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666. Jan Wijnants (c. 1625 - 1684) was a Dutch artist whose father was an art dealer and recorded as a member of the Haarlem Guild of St Luke in 1642. Jan is documented in Haarlem several times until his departure for Amsterdam around 1660. A document pertaining to his father implies, however, that in 1653 Wijnants was in Rotterdam, where the painters Ludolf de Jongh and Adam Pynacker were active. Perhaps the most important early influence on Wijnants was Dirck Wijntrack noted for his paintings of wildfowl. The painters Nicolaes de Vree and Adriaen van de Velde trained in Wijnants's studio. The below oils are from the fine collection at Beloit College, Beloit Wisconsin, my alma mater.








Jan Wijnants "Country Road" ca. 1660
H.23" x W. 19" Before Treatment


Goodwin "Peter's Father" 1837
H. 30" x W. 24" Before Treatment








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667. Francis Bicknell Carpenter (1830-1900) painted one of the most famous paintings in American art history, "The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation." The painting hangs in the Senate Wing of the Capitol Building in Washington. D.C. Abraham Lincoln allowed Carpenter to live in the White House for six months while he worked on the painting. The imaged portrait depicts the artist's wife, Augusta, and is sponsored by the Homer Educational Foundation and the Phillips Library in Homer, New York.

F. B. Carpenter "Augusta Carpenter"
H. 36" x W. 29" Before Treatment








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668. James Reeve Stuart (1834-1915) was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, to one of the wealthiest families in the Antebellum South. The Stuart family owned several of the wealthiest plantations in the sea island area of South Carolina, and Stuart's parents owned the Ferry Plantation and it's Mansion "Roupelmonde" on Port Royal Island.  Stuart's father, Colonel Middleton Stuart, died in 1840, and young James's education and upbringing was left to his uncles. In 1862 he joined the Confederate army. After the war, he travelled as an itinerant artist eventually settling in Madison, Wisconsin. He became an acclaimed portrait artist in Madison and even served as a curator for the State Historical Society. The below portraits are owned by that organization.








James Stuart "Moses Strong"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment


Alonzo Slafter "Sarah and Marcus Wheeler"
H. 32" x W. 27" Before Treatment








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669. Chief Keokuk of the Sauk tribe was one of the men responsible for the Black Hawk War.  In 1830, Indian Comissioner William Clark signed a treaty with Keokuk which ceded over 26-million acres of Sauk land to the government of the United States. The treaty was signed in the spring of 1830 but when Black Hawk and his followers returned from their hunt they found white settlers occupying their village. Black Hawk had not sanctioned the sale and was determined to regain the village. This was the instigation of the 1832 Black Hawk war where he was defeated. Chief Keokuk died in 1848 in Kansas but later, in 1883, his remains were removed from Kansas to Keokuk, Iowa, where they were re-interred in a city park. The imaged portrait is after George Catlin and is from the collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

After Catlin "Chief Keokuk"
H. 28" x W. 23" Before Treatment








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670. Benjamin Foster's (1852-1926) painting speciality was bucolic scenes of the New England countryside. His style was predominantly Tonalist with subdued colors and limited tones---almost exclusively autumn colors, muted browns, grays and rusts. In Tonalist tradition, he completed most of his paintings, both oil and watercolor, in his studio and not on location. This oil is owned by the Hoyt Sherman Place  in Des, Moines, Iowa.

Ben Foster "Autumn Mood"
H. 48" x W. 42" Before Treatment








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