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231. The Sherman House in Lancaster, Ohio is the birthplace of the famous Civil War General, William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother, Senator John Sherman. Today the house is owned by a private non-profit group, the Fairfield Heritage Association. The Sherman House is on the Civil War Discovery Trail which links more than 300 sites in 16 states. Sherman (1820-1891) was a Union General during the Civil War and the commanding general of the United States Army for fourteen years. He earlier fought at the first battle of Bull Run. After capturing Atlanta during the Civil War he initiated his "March to the Sea." This recently-discovered portrait depicts Sherman at he age of 37 when he took charge of the Louisiana Military Institute and is the youngest known portrait of the General. The painting is owned by the Ohio Historical Society and will be on loan to the Sherman House Museum after treatment.
           

Anon. "Portrait of William T. Sherman"
1857     H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment

Anon. "Benjamin Handy"
H. 16" x W. 13" Before Treatment
           

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232. The Indiana State Museum is the owner of these four oils and 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.
           

T. C. Steele "Selma and the Yellow Shawl"
H. 25" x W. 30" Before Treatment

Anon. "Robert Owen"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

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Frank Dudley(1868-1957) was known as the "Painter of the Dunes." He first visited the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan in 1912 and in 1921 he built a cabin there. He became an agent for the preservation of the area and when it was declared a state park in 1923, he arranged with the State of Indiana to keep his cabin in exchange for a painting.
           

Frank Dudley "Autumn Passes"
H. 27" x W. 30" Before Treatment

Anon. "Master Brooks"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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233. The right painting was executed by Clifton Wheeler (1883-1953). Wheeler was born in Hadley, Indiana. He was a pupil of William Forsyth in Indianapolis, and William Merrit Chase and Robert Henri in New York. Known for his Indiana Impressionistic style, Clifton exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Richmond (IN) Art Association, the Golden Gate Expo, and the Hoosier Salon (1925-1953). All three oils are owned by the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana.
           

Guy Wiser "The Cronies"
H. 34" x W. 40" Before

James Taylor "Untitled"
H. 22" x W. 32" Before

C. Wheeler "The Palisades"
H. 24" x W. 18" Before
           

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234. The right "Portrait of Ida and Florence Burgess" was completed by William Cogswell (1819-1903). Cogswell was a self-taught artist who rose to great fame. His best-known work is the portrait of Lincoln, which now hangs in the White House. It was Grant who selected the portrait for the White House. Cogswell also painted a portrait of Grant that now hangs in the U.S. Senate. A painting by Cogswell was treated previously on this site on Page 26 for the Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin. The left image is by LaVera Pohl (1901-1981). Director of the Milwaukee Art Institute from 1950 to 1955 and the Layton Art Gallery from 1953 to 1955, Pohl was born in Port Washington, Wisconsin. She studied in Germany at the University of Bonn, earning a Ph.D. The oil fits perfectly within the museum's collecting target.
           

LaVera Pohl "Left Bank, Paris" 1946
H. 24" x W. 36" Before Treatment

W. Cogswell "Portrait of Ida and Florence Burgess"
ca. 1863      H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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235. James Earl was born in Paxton, Massachusetts in 1761. He was the brother of the well-known painter, Ralph Earl. After moving to London with a group of British loyalists during the American Revolutionary War, he became a student of Benjamin West and exhibited at the Royal Academy. He returned to the United States to make his career as a portrait painter in South Carolina. He died of yellow fever in Charleston in 1796. Works by James Earl are in the collections of the Bowdoin College Art Museum in Brunswick, Maine; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts. The right and left portraits are from his hand. All three portraits are owned by the Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.
           

James Earl "Port. Woman"
ca. 1780   H. 24" x W. 20" Before

Anon. "Coltart Sisters"
H. 40" x W. 32" Before

James Earl "Port. Woman"
ca. 1780    H. 24" x W. 20" Before
           

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