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111. Indiana Impressionist landscape painter Homer G. Davisson, 1866-1957, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Art Students League, New York City; and the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. From 1920, Davisson regularly summered in Nashville, Indiana, where he became a charter member of the Brown County Art Gallery. His wonderful "Self-Portrait" is pictured on the left. Juxtaposed is an anonymous, "Woman Reading." The right image is by Frank Girardin (1856-1945). He studied with Frank Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Surprisingly, he also at one time a professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. The paintings are owned by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
           

Davisson "Self-Portrait"
H. 9" X W. 7"
Before Treatment

Anon. "Port. of a Woman"
H. 10" X W. 8"
Before Treatment

Girardin "Sunset on White Waters"
H. 20" X W. 30"
Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
112. These three oils are owned by the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Lexington, Kentucky. The left "Landscape" was executed by Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919). Weir first studied with his father at West Point Academy. Later he studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and in Paris where he worked at the École des Beaux-Arts with Jean-Léon Gérôme. In 1897, with Twachtman and Hassam, he formed the group of Ten American Painters and exhibited with them for two decades. The center "Landscape" is by Carl Lessing a noted and influential Dusseldorf artist. American artist, Thomas Worthington Whittredge, was one of his students. The right image is a WPA painting by Marco Tricca. (1880-1969)
           

Julian Alden Weir "Landscape"
H. 13
1/2" X W. 19"
Before Treatment

Carl Lessing "Landscape"
H. 19
3/4" X W. 30 1/4"
Before Treatment

Marco Tricca "Central Park"
H. 29" X w. 38"
Before Treatment
           

Lessing During Cleaning

Tricca During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
113. This "Shore Scene" is attributed to Eugene Boudin (1824-1898). Boudin was born into a seafaring family, and is best known for his paintings of sea and sky. He worked directly from nature on the Normandy coast, especially in the resort towns of Deauville and Trouville. He always painted outdoors and was interested in the effects of light on the sea and sand in different seasons and times of day. Monet and the other Impressionist painters held Boudin in such high esteem that he was included in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. Boudin introduced Monet and others to plein air painting, working directly from nature, in the open air. The painting was brought in for treatment by Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Eugene Boudin "Shore Scene"
H. 9
1/2" X W. 13 1/2"
Before Treatment
           

Eugene Boudin "Shore Scene"
Upper Left Corner
During Cleaning

Eugene Boudin "Shore Scene"
Full View
After Treatment
           
           


           

Olaf Moller "Grand Tetons"
H. 13" X W. 16"
Before Treatment

114. Olaf Moller studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art with Daniel Garber and Hugh Breckinridge. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Art Association, Washington Landscape Club, and the Teton Artist Association. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and the Worlds Fair New York (1939). Moller was born in 1903 and died in 1987. The painting is also from the diverse collection of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. The surface is heavily coated with dirt and grime. Removal will reinstate the original summer palette.
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


           
115. This "Portrait of General George A. McClure" is owned by the Dundee Township Historical Society, Dundee, Illinois. McClure was a brigadier-general and participated in the War of 1812. Under orders from authorities, he commanded the burning of Newark, the town later replaced by Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario. McClure was reported to be the second settler in Dundee Township. He died at the age of 80 in 1851.

Anon. "Portrait of General George A. McClure"
H.12" X W. 9"   Before Treatment
           
           


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