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741.  This portrait of General Grant is owned by the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The museum was aware that the painting was signed but the signature was unreadable. During examination, using binocular magnification, the signature became readable; "Lizzie Keck." The artist even included "June 5, '87." The painting will require considerable work to return it to its best appearance.

Lizzie Keck "General Grant"
H. 24" x W. 18" Before Treatment





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742. 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 imaged oil is by Mareah Scholte, the wife of the founder of Pella.



Mareah Scholte "River Landscape"
H. 21" x W. 36" Before Treatment









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743. 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 Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.








Robert Reid "Grasshopper"
H. 72" x W. 36" After Treatment


Anon. "The Repentant Magdalene"
H. 83" x W. 54" Before Treatment





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744. The Prairie du Chien Historical Society, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, is the owner of several murals by Ida Klein, Sister Mary Gertrude, a School Sister of Notre Dame. They were once glued to the walls of the city's St. Mary's Academy. The murals were all painted around 1910. Three of the murals have been brought in for examination. The murals range in size from approximately H. 2' x W.  9' to 21'.




"Castle on the Mississippi"
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"At the Mouth of the Wisconsin"
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745. Tunis Ponsen was born in 1891 in the Netherlands. He emigrated to the United States in 1913 and settled in Muskegon, Michigan. Ponsen's success as a painter strengthened when he relocated to Chicago in 1924. Between 1924 and 1938 Ponsen's work was included in 34 important museum exhibitions. Ponsen slipped on Chicago’s winter ice and complications from surgery resulted in his death in 1968. This piece is owned by Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tunis Ponsen "Red Barn"
H. 20" x W. 24" After Treatment











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