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686. The imaged portrait is by Winifred von Mueller and is titled, "The Song." The painting is layered with discolored varnish and coal dust, the latter probably from hanging in a coal-heated home at one time. The painting is from the fine collection of the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa. Cleaning will return the intended original palette.


Winifred von Mueller "The Song"
H. 58" x W. 37" Before Treatment
           


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687. The Scholte House, Pella, Iowa, built in the winter and spring of 1847-1848, was the fulfilment of a promise Dominie Hendrik Scholte made to his wife Mareah to alleviate her homesickness and disappointment. He had promised to build her a house with all the comforts of the home she had left in The Netherlands. The last Scholte descendant to live in the house was Leonora Gaass Hettinga. She gave the house to the Pella Historical Society in 1979 for use as a museum. The below oils are from the hand of G. H. Nollen. The Executive Director of the Pella Historical Society, Ms. Kathy Miller, curated an October exhibit titled, Gerhardt Nollen: Pella Iowa's Dutch Master, for the  Iowa Museum Association's Annual Conference.




G.  Nollen "Portrait of  Isaac Overkamp"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before Treatment


G. Nollen "Portrait of a Woman"
H. 26" x W. 20" Before Treatment








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688. George Thompson Pritchard (1878 - 1962) was born in Havelock, New Zealand on April 11, 1878. Pritchard studied in Auckland at the Academy of Art, the Elam School of Art, and the Melbourne Academy of Fine Arts. Upon arriving in San Francisco in 1906 in the aftermath of the earthquake and fire, he produced many paintings during his three-year stay. A few years were then spent in Milwaukee before journeying on to Paris for further art study at Academie Julian, and at the Vanderheldt Academy in Amsterdam. The below oils are from the collection of Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.








Thompson "Kelp Gatherer"
H. 24" x W. 28" Before


Anon. "Madonna and Child"
H. 25" x W. 19" Before


Neese "Andy Rundquist"
H. 26" x W. 22" Before








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689. George Winter (1809-1876) was born in England. He frequented London's museums and galleries as a young man but apparently received no formal training in art. In 1830, Winter emigrated to New York where he studied for a short time at the National Academy of Design. In 1837, he arrived by stagecoach in the frontier town of Logansport, Indiana, coming, as he said, "..to the Wabash for the purpose...of seeing and learning something of the Indians and exercising the pencil in the (sic.) direction." During his lifetime, Winter documented a vanishing culture. He obtained the confidence of the Miami and Potawatomi Indians and had unique opportunities to sketch them as an artist, but, like an historian, he kept accurate records and wrote prolifically about his paintings and the subjects and circumstances of his works. These oils represent 105 paintings that have been conserved for the Indiana State Museum over the last ten years.








George Winter "Lake Kee-Wan-Nay"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before Treatment


T. C. Steele "Bavarian Woman"
H. 26" x W. 22" Before Treatment








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690. Charles Paul Gruppe  (1860  1940) was a landscape and marine painter. He was born in Picton, Canada, but at the age of twenty-one he had earned enough money to travel to Europe where he traveled through France, Germany, and Holland searching for a place to settle and practice his art.  He was taken with Holland and decided to stay. He painted thousands of paintings that are in the finest collections of Europe and American museums. He was honored with numerous awards and medals including gold medals at Paris and Rouen, and two silver medals at the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1903. These oils are on view at  the Black Point Estate Historic Site in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.




Illegible "Alma Peterson"
H.42" x W. 34" Before Treatment


Charles Gruppe "River Scene"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before Treatment



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