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756. Marcus Mote (1817-1898) was born into a Quaker family in 1817 near Waynesville, Ohio. He was a self taught artist who, as a child, made his own paints and drawing materials from charcoal and natural plant dyes.  His local Quaker Meeting did not believe in drawing and painting and threatened to kick Marcus out of their church. Fortunately his family was able to convince the church of their son's God given talent. In 1837, he moved to Lebanon, Ohio.  For many years he had a studio across the street from The Golden Lamb Hotel and in 1843 he drew former President John Quincy Adams picture there. The hotel is still in existence today. After moving to Richmond, Indiana, Mote opened an academy of design and taught drawing in its public schools. He also circulated a petition that resulted in a law authorizing the teaching of art in Indiana’s schools. The below oils were brought in for conservation by the Wayne County Historical Society, Richmond, Indiana.

The "Grapes" still-life was attributed to the above Marcus Mote before treatment. During cleaning, the signature of the actual artist, S. C. Waters (Susan Catherine Waters), was discovered in the lower right corner.



A. Schill "Market"
H. H. 20" x W. 16" Before


S. C. Waters "Grapes"
H. 20" x W. 16" Before


L. Davidson "Street Scene"
H. 24" x W. 19" Before








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757. These two oils by S. C. Warner depict scenes from 1909 life in Lewisville, Indiana. They are both from the fine collection of the Henry County Historical Society, New Castle, Indiana.




S. C. Warner "Lewisville 1909"
H. 30" x W. 48" Before Treatment


S. C. Warner "Lewisville 1909"
H. 36" x W. 54" Before Treatment





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758. The Fostoria Glass Association exhibits glass made by the 13 different glass companies in Fostoria, Ohio, during the years 1887-1920. During the boom years of 1887 through about 1892, there were seven or eight plants operating in Fostoria. The earliest plants were brought to Fostoria because of the large amounts of natural gas that had been discovered in the area. Because of Fostoria's five major railroads and access to free gas, investors found the city an ideal location to build glass plants and produce some of the most beautiful glass ever made in America. This portrait is a painting of the town's name sake, Charles Foster, who was not only the town's founding father's son, he also served as governor of Ohio and as Secretary of the Treasury under President Rutherford B. Hayes.


Korp "Charles Foster"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment




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759. Gustav Behncke was born in Hamburg, Germany on October 2, 1853, the son of Jurgen Behncke. He immigrated to the US and on June 20,1872. He was 19 years old and listed his occupation as painter. He settled in Oshkosh,Wisconsin and first appears in the 1879 city directory. He was an oil painter and church decorator in Wisconsin. He married Ida Heiss and painted 175 churches as well as residential interiors. He died in January 1937. This oil painting is owned by the Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Gustav Behncke "Snow Scene"
H. 22" x W. 36" Before Treatment










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760. These oils are owned by the Springfield Art Association in Springfield, Illinois. The Association oversees the historic Edwards Place home. The home is the oldest home in Springfield on its original foundation. The wonderfully preserved Italianate mansion was a center for social activity at the time. Prominent citizens and politicians such as Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were entertained at lavish dinner parties there. The collection includes numerous paintings by G. P. A. Healy and the below recent acquisition by Cecilia Beaux.








Cecilia Beaux "John Bunn"
H. 47" x W. 34" Before Treatment


Ethel Mars "Woman with a Monkey"
H. 32" x W. 43" After Treatment





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