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131. The Wapello County Historical Society, Ottumwa, Iowa, is the owner of this double portrait of two children. The subjects of the portrait are the grandchildren of one of the first doctors in the Ottumwa community, James L. Taylor. Taylor later left the practice of medicine and founded the largest drug store wholesale business in the state.

Jno. Mulvany "Portrait of Two Children" 1895
H. 27" X W. 22" Before Treatment

           

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132. Wayman Adams (1883 -1959) was known for his portraits of prominent persons including authors, painters and political leaders. His portrait of Booth Tarkington brought him early recognition. He was known as a "lightning" artist because his portraits were completed in one sitting. His magnificent "Portrait of T.C. Steele" is pictured below. The quick brushstrokes are confidently exact. After receiving instruction at the Herron Art Institute of Indianapolis, he went on to study with William M. Chase in Florence. From there he traveled, in 1912, to Spain with Robert Henri. Adams was certainly influenced by Henri's broad application of paint while capturing the essence of each sitter.

His portrait of President Harrison hangs in the Los Angeles Museum of Art, and one of Charles Dennis is at the Herron Art Institute. Like the portraitist Gilbert Stuart, Adams was known to do a portrait two or three times to make sure he had achieved the result at which he aimed. The "Portrait of T.C. Steele" is grouped with two paintings from Steele's own hand and a W.H. Meakin landscape. All four paintings are owned by the Indiana State Museum and represent a total of twenty-eight canvases conserved for the museum over the last three years.

           

Wayman Adams "Portrait of T.C. Steele" 1916
H. 43" X W. 36" Before Treatment

T.C. Steele "Beneath the Trees"
H. 21" X W. 20" Before Treatment
           

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Foreground Highlight During Cleaning
           

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T.C. Steele "Landscape" 1913
H. 22" X W. 32" Before Treatment

W.H. Meakin "Landscape"
H. 24" X W. 36" After Treatment
           

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133. This scene was painted by Edward Percy Moran (1862-1935). Moran was a specialist in Colonial and historical subjects, genre and landscapes. He studied under his father, Edward Moran, and also at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He had further four-year training in London and Paris, studying there at the Academie Julian. He exhibited frequently at the National Academy of Design and the Brooklyn Art Association. His uncle was Thomas Moran, the nationally famous western landscape painter.
           

Edward Percy Moran "Gen. Anthony Wayne"
1923    H. 21" X W. 16" Before Treatment
This important painting from the collection of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art depicts the American Revolutionary War Brigadier General Anthony Wayne. Wayne was born in 1745, and died Dec. 15, 1796. Privately educated in Philadelphia, General Wayne won major recognition in the American Revolution and in Indian warfare. Known as "Mad Anthony," he served in Canada in 1776, at Brandywine and Germantown in 1777 and encamped at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-8. His most successful action, and the scene of this painting, was a surprise attack on the British fort at Stony Point, New York on the Hudson River in 1779. His valor earned Wayne the Gold Medal of Honor. In 1781 he contributed to the British defeat at Yorktown.

After the Revolution, he retired for a short time and then was called back into service to assist with Indian uprisings. Under his command, the United States army captured the Wabash-Erie portage from the Miami indians. After the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Wayne had a fort built close to the confluence of the St. Mary, St. Joseph and Maumee rivers, which was named Fort Wayne in his honor.
           
           


           
134. The Kenosha Public Museum is on course to establish one of the rare Civil War museums in America. In fact, only two other museums in the entire country focus on this event. The museum is being erected near the current Public Museum. This Civil War Museum is scheduled to open in 2008 and will offer exhibits focusing on the role of six midwestern states before, during and after the war---Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan. The nucleus of the collection is a 500-piece gift to the museum.
           
The left oil-on-board,"Portrait of Lieut. Ogden Greenough," is one of the first purchases the museum has keyed for the new museum. Ogden Greenough (1840-64) graduated from Marshall College, Marshall, Illinois, in 1859, before studying law in Cincinnati. He enlisted as a lieutenant in Company F, 30th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, on February 16, 1862. He fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia, before he was killed on June 15, 1864. The University of Illinois at Champaign holds original letters written by Greenough during the war, as well as transcripts of letters from his time at Marshall. In his war letters, Greenough discusses camp life, sociological aspects of the war, political issues and describes battles, including Fort Donelson and Vicksburg. The breathtaking right landscape is a "View of the Bay of Naples" by George Brown (1814-1889).
           

Anon. "Portrait of Lieut. Ogden Greenough" ca. 1864
H. 17" X W. 14" Before Treatment

George Brown "View of the Bay of Naples" 1874
H. 33
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135. Little is known about the self-taught painter Ernest Hüpeden (a. 1878-1915). Born in Germany, he began painting while imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Hüpeden was eventually freed and came to the United States in 1878. For several years he worked throughout southern Wisconsin, painting murals inside homes and on the outside of barns and other buildings.
           
In 1897, Hüpeden arrived in the southeastern Wisconsin town of Valton where he was hired to paint the interior walls of the Modern Woodman Camp Hall in exchange for his room and board. By December 1899, after almost two years of work, he had created a spectacular panoramic mural covering every square inch of the 60' x 33' x 24'.
           
The below painting, dated September 28, 1911, shows a farm scene in Richland County, Wisconsin. The piece is owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a rare example of a portable easel painting. It has been noted as the finest landscape the artist created although its current appearance is distorted by layers of discolored varnish. The painting will look very different after proper repairs. Hüpeden was found dead in a snow bank in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. While art historians have continued to search for additional information about this gifted traveling artist, only a few of his works have been found.
           

Ernest Hüpeden "The Valley Where the Bluebirds Sing" 1911
H. 28
1/4" X W. 59" Before Treatment
           

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Thomas Sully (1783-1872) was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. In March 1792, the Sullys and their nine children immigrated to Richmond, Virginia. Sully became a professional painter at age 18. He first studied under Gilbert Stuart in Boston before moving to New York and then Philadelphia, where he resided for the remainder of his life.

Sully's 1824 portrait of John Quincy Adams, who became President within the year, brought him to the forefront of his day. The portrait may be seen in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. In 1852, the Wisconsin Historical Society commissioned Sully to carry out a copy of Gilbert Stuart's "Portrait of George Washington." The painting is recognized as the first important painting collected for the State of Wisconsin.

Thomas Sully "Portrait of George Washington"
H. 30" X W. 24
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