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716. Harriet Blackstone  (1864 - 1939) was a classicist painter and a descendant of William Blackstone. She was born in New Hartford, New York, and moved to Chicago with her family in 1883. Before turning to art, she was a teacher of elocution and drama at Galesburg, Illinois. In 1903, she began the study of art by enrolling at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, and her teacher was William Merritt Chase. Encouraged to get more academic training, she went to Paris to the Academy Julien and studied with Jean Paul Laurens. The artist's signature and 1904 date were discovered during the cleaning process. The below paintings are owned by Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.  
           


Blackstone "Bessie Cary"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before


Blackstone "T. Williard"
H. 37" x W. 30" Before


Anon "Nauvoo"
H. 14" x W. 18" Before




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717. Fredrick Theodore Weber (1883-1956) was born in Columbia, South Carolina, a descendant of a German family that came to the state in the middle of the 1700s well before the American Revolution. Weber had close family ties to Columbia but his father's business interest and travels allowed young Fredrick to be educated in Europe. His father's business took him to Germany where young Fredrick was educated in Berlin. However, it was Paris where he went for his artistic education at the Ècole National des Beaux Arts and the Julian Academy before becoming a respected portrait artist in New York. These portraits are from the collection of Culver Academy, Culver, Indiana.








Frederick Weber "Abraham Lincoln"
H. 28" x W. 22" After Treatment



Anon. "Still-Life"
H.. 19" x W. 24" After Treatment















718. 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 all from the Scholte House collection.



Mareah Scholte "Panorama Landscape"
H. 8" x W. 12"


Mareah Scholte "River Landscape"
H. 18" x W. 24"








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Anon. "Male Portrait"
H. 18" x W. 15" Before Treatment


Anon. "Dominie Scholte "
H. 34" x W. 26" Before Treatment








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719. Since the 18th century, the Freemasons of North Carolina have sought to unite good men of all backgrounds and make them better husbands, fathers, and citizens by encouraging and cultivating friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Freemasonry is many different things to each man who joins the fraternity. For some it is a place to make friends and acquaintances. For others it is a place to practice charity and goodwill. Chartered in 1771 by the Duke of Beaufort and reorganized in 1787, the Grand Lodge of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, was formed before North Carolina joined the Union. The lodge is in process of conserving 150 oil paintings from their collection.








Anon. "Beverly Royster"

H. 26" x W. 21" Before


Anon. "John Cameron"
H. 26" x W. 23" Before


Anon. "William Davie"
H. 29" x W. 22" Before








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After Treatment


After Treatment


After Treatment








Anon. "Simmons Jones"
H. 26" x W. 22" Before Treatment


Anon. "Joseph Montfort"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before Treatment








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720. A varnished surface will turn milky if it's subjected to high humidity and water for a lengthy period of time. The imaged painting is an example of this condition. The painting was on loan to Wisconsin's State Capitol when an unfortunate high humidity situation occurred. A moisture/vapor treatment followed by careful cleaning has returned the painting to its pristine appearance. The painting is owned by the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.


Alfred Thorsen "Battle of Chickamauga"
H. 20" x W. 28" Before Treatment





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