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211. These two oil portraits are owned by the Spertus Museum of Judaica in Chicago, Illinois. The portraits are being treated in preparation for the November opening of their new museum.
           

Anon. "Jesurun Husband" ca. 1870
H. 31" X W. 25" After Treatment

Anon. "Jesurun Wife" ca. 1870
H. 31" X W. 25" After Treatment
           
           


           
212. The Indiana State Museum is the owner of hundreds of works by T. C. Steele, the leading artist of the Hoosier School of Midwestern Impressionists. Steele was born in 1847 and died in 1926. During his formative years he moved to Munich and studied at the Royal Academy of Art with Frank Duveneck and Ludwig Loefftz. In 1885, he returned to Indianapolis and established an art school with William Forsyth. While his landscapes are his signature style, he was also a very fine portrait artist. Today he is remembered as Indiana's finest artist from the early part of the 20th century. The Crosier is an image of the oldest house in Indiana before the territory became a State. A total of 44 canvases have been conserved for the museum over the last three years.
           

T.C. Steele "Female Nude, Munich" 1884
H. 20" X W. 24" Before Treatment

T.C. Steele "Figure Study" ca. 1885
H. 34" X W. 23" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

T.C. Steele "Farm in the Wooded Hills" 1916
H. 29" X W. 39" Before Treatment

           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           

Adolph Shulz "Autumn Gold"
H. 30" X W. 36" Before Treatment

Sydney Crosier "The Posey House" ca. 1840
H. 16" X 20" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
213. Mathias Alten (1871-1938) led a well traveled career. He was born in Germany and at the age of 17 emigrated with his family to Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1898 Alten went to France and studied with Benjamin Constant and Jean-Paul Laurens at the Academie Julian. Interested in animal drawing, he also attended classes at a veterinary school and later traveled throughout France and Italy. He returned to Grand Rapids and devoted his work to plein air landscapes influenced by American and French Impressionism. In 1910 he traveled to Holland to study Dutch landscape painting and in 1912 he went to Spain. Always interested in outdoor light, he went to Taos, New Mexico in 1927 and painted landscapes and Indian figures. He returned to Grand Rapids but spent some time in California and Florida. The below paintings are from the collection of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
           

Mathias Alten "Leitechenhaan" ca. 1900
H. 10" X W. 16" Before Treatment

Harry Leon Engle "River Landscape"
H. 27" X W. 24" After Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


           
214. These three oils are owned by the Memphis Brooks Museum in Memphis. The oil-on-panel to the right is by Antonio Moro (1512-1575), known as Sir Anthony Mor. He was born at Utrecht in 1512 and studied his art under Jan Schoorel. After making a professional visit to Italy, he commenced to paint portraits in the style of Hans Holbein. In 1552 he was invited to Madrid by emperor Charles V. Two years afterwards he was in London painting the portrait of Queen Mary. In 1558, Moro returned to Spain, and lived there for two years in great honour with Philip II. His death took place at Antwerp about 1575.

Antonio Moro "Portrait of a Lady" ca. 1550
H. 38" X W. 28" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) is arguably one of America's most important landscape artists and yet he led a life that would not be envied. He was born in New York and at the young age of twenty-two he set out to cross America and paint the great West. He traveled across the Rockies and went all the way to California painting the western landscape, Indians and the great American wilderness. After three years, he returned to New York and offered his canvases for sale but the images, unfamiliar to the Eastern eye, were met with disdain. He had great troubles supporting his wife and family. He was always moving and always hoping for a monetary breakthrough. He spiraled into depression and was eventually found insane. At the end of his life he was living in a New York State asylum as his paintings were selling for up to $20,000.00. The lower right image is by the Flemish artist Lambert Lombard (1506-1556).
           

Albert Blakelock "Indian Encampment" ca. 1885
H. 21" X W. 34" Before Treatment

Lambert Lombard "Duchess of Devonshire" ca. 1550
H. 28" X W. 22" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
215. Peter Bianchi was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1920. His early studies were carried out at the Mizen Academy of Art in Chicago, the Chicago Academy of Art and the American Academy of Art. While working on a project for National Geographic, on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bianchi had the opportunity to experiment with scientific illustration. His work was so well received, he was invited to join the staff of the magazine and continued his work there for fourteen years. He collaborated with scientific specialists to illustrate Louis Leakey's great 1959 Tanzanian discovery of "Zinjanthropus." Peter Bianchi died in 2001. The left images is from his National Geographic series. The right image is a portrait of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth. It is recorded that he was the first casualty of the Civil War when he was killed after removal of a Confederate flag from an inn in Alexandria, Virginia on May 24, 1861. These paintings are being treated for the Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
           

Peter Bianchi "Making Pottery"
H. 12" X W. 21" Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of Elmer Ellsworth" ca. 1857
H. 9" X W. 6" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


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