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6. These charming American portraits are owned by a small Illinois museum. The oil-on-paper paintings are attributed to the Illinois artist Sheldon Peck. Peck was born in 1797 and died in 1868. The paintings measure: H. 3.5" X W. 2.75" and are wonderful examples of Civil War social history.
   
 
 

Before Treatment
 7. The "Webster Girls" is another fine example of mid-19th Century family portraiture. The painting depicts the children of one of Freeport, Illinois' pioneer families. The ( H.28" X W.36") oil is owned by the Stephenson County Historical Society. These three before-treatment images well document the painting's poor condition. The support is sagging causing harsh canvas waves. There are also several tears and former water damage has resulted in surface loss and blanching to the left-central area.

Before Treatment Detail

Before Treatment Detail
 
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After Treatment
 8. The Rahr-West Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin owns these three impressive oil on canvas paintings. The painting to the right is by William Bouguereau, France's finest late 19th- Century academician. The work is entitled, "The Little Sulker" (1888) and measures H. 48" X W. 33". It is a fine example of Bouguereau"s exactness to detail and magical charm. The two lower before-treatment images are entitled, "The Harvest"( H. 22" X W. 26") by Daniel Ridgeway Knight (signed and dated 1883) and "Floral Still-Life" by Walter Kuhn. Knight and Kuhn are both American Impressionists.
 
Before Treatment

Before Treatment

Before Treatment

During Cleaning Detail

During Cleaning Detail

After Treatment

After Treatment
9. This dramatic scene was painted in 1934 by Francis Robert White under the WPA. The oil on canvas painting is owned by the Vliet Center for Lake Bluff History, Lake Bluff, Illinois. White was a student at the Stone City Art Colony under Grant Wood. Later he was hired by the WPA to paint a mural for the Cedar Rapids Court House. The mural was so controversial it was eventually overpainted.

Before Treatment


After Treatment


Before Treatment
10. The Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma owns this unusual image by the American Impressionist artist John Henry Twachtman. The oil on canvas is entitled, "View with Buildings Along a River" (H. 14" X W. 24"). Twachtman is well known for his winter snow scenes. This rare rural town composition is signed and dated 1894.

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After Treatment

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