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61. After completing two paintings for the Neville Public Museum, the director decided to send in two additional pieces for treatment. Primitive portraits of children always have a certain charm for the artist struggles, and usually fails, to maintain proper anatomical proportions. The result is usually a more adult-looking face on a small body. Here the happy appearance of the child with her pet is reminiscent of the famous Bronzino, "Portrait of Giovanni de Medici" in the Uffizi Gallery.
Dickinson "Port. of a Child"
1846 H.34" X W.30"
Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of a Priest"
H.32" X W.26"
Before Treatment

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After Treatment


After Treatment
           
           

62. On Page 11 it was noted that "Robert Hopkin (1832-1909) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to America when he was 9. As a young artist he became interested in marine painting and completed over 400 detailed works." How surprising it was to see another painting from his hand completely different in subject matter. The fire-station-image was more of a WPA theme than this much earlier work from 1856. The painting is owned by the Detroit Historical Society. The surface has been overpainted extensively during a former restoration attempt and the canvas shows numerous tears. Water damage has resulted in considerable loss along the bottom edge. The painting is in critical condition and requires months of repair to return it to its proper appearance.
Robert Hopkin "Phenix, Co. No. 5" 1856
H. 53" X W. 37 1/2" Before Treatment


During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           

63. Venice is a world of color and light. Artists have gravitated to the city for centuries to struggle with capturing its enigmatic charm. This was also true of Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1890). While Coleman was born in Buffalo, New York, he spent most of his career in Capri, Italy. In 1859 he went to Paris for three years to study with the famed Thomas Couture. He returned to America and fought in the Civil War but went back to Europe in 1866. One of his more famous pieces is, "The Bronze Horses of San Marco, Venice"(1876) now held by the Whitney Museum of Art. His "Grand Canal, Venice," pictured on the left, will require certain conservation procedures to reinstate the intended Venetian color relationships. Daniel Lang was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1935. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. His gifted ability to offer broad color areas resulting in the illusion of three-dimensional space is reminiscent of Rockwell Kent. Both paintings are owned by the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
           

Charles Coleman "Grand Canal, Venice"
1875 H. 14 1/2" X W. 34"
Before Treatment

Danial S. Lang "Red Mountain Highway"
1965 H. 36" X W. 36 1/2"
After Treatment


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After Treatment
           
           

64. The Wisconsin Historical Society is the owner of these very different portraits. The left image is typical of Civil War era representations. The style of the clothes and even the beard date the piece from this time period. Hugo Brioch painted the portrait in 1872. One year later the portrait on the right was painted by Abram Ross Stanley (1816-1875) The painting is a posthumous portrait of Nellie Jane Manning. Nellie died suddenly at the age of six and Stanley, a friend of her family, painted the portrait shortly after her death as a present to her family. The image was probably painted after a photograph. Stanley was a descendant of Betsy Ross.
           

Hugo Brioch "Portrait of Frederick Horn"
1872 H. 30" X W. 25"
Before Treatment

Abram Ross Stanley
"Port. of Nellie Manning"1873
H. 46" X W. 36" Before Treatment


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After Treatment

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65. The Harry S. Truman National Historic Site commemorates the private life of the thirty-third president of the United States. The site includes the Truman Home in Independence, Missouri, the homes of Mrs. Truman's brothers, George and Frank Wallace, the home of Ethel Noland, Truman's aunt, and the Truman Farm Home in Grandview, Missouri. Harry S Truman (1884-1972) lived here from 1919 until his death. The white Victorian style house was built in 1894 and during the Truman administration (1945-1953) was known as the "Summer White House." The Home is administered by the National Park Service.
           
Jacobs "Port of H. Truman"1945
H. 34" X W. 26" Before

Kempton"Port of M.Daniel"1952
H. 30" X W. 25" Before

Waugh "Seascape" Undated
H. 18" X W. 24" Before

MacMorris "C. Daniel"1961
H. 19" X W. 15" After

MacMorris "W. Daniel"1961
H. 19" X W. 15" After

Benton "Wyoming Lake"Undated
H. 5 1/2" X W. 6" After

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Waugh During Cleaning


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