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Participating Institutions
16. The Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio is the owner of this double-sided, oil on canvas painting. ( H. 25.5" X W. 31.75") The exhibited side is signed Edna Boies Hopkins. (1872-1937) Hopkins was born in Hudson, Michigan but spent extended periods in Paris where she was largely known as a printmaker specializing in colored woodcuts. The verso image has been painted over with a hardened gesso/calcimine layer. The veiling film will not be removed due to the inherent risk to the frontal image.  
Before Treatment
Edna Boies Hopkins "Farm Houses"

Detail During Cleaning

After Treatment

17. 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 following two paintings are entitled, "Cabbage Patch" ( H. 16" X W. 20") and "Winter Landscape" ( H. 20" X 24"). They are from the collection of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
After Treatment
Mathias Alten "Cabbage Patch" (1917)
 
After Treatment
Mathias Alten "Winter landscape" (1911)

18. This "Portrait of General Benjamin Harrison" is owned by the Indiana State Parks and Resevoirs. It is on display at the Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States. In 1862 he commanded the 70th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War. At 5'6" he was known as "Little Ben" by his men. As a feerless soldier, he rose to the rank of brigadier general. This primitive portrait by Elizabeth Dodds Shotter well captures Harrison's stature. The oil on canvas painting has been mounted to a masonite support and is almost life size measuring H. 52" X W. 31".  
Before Treatment
Elizabeth Dodds Shotter
"Portrait of General Benjamin Harrison"

Detail During Cleaning of Proper
Left Shoulder/Background Area

After Treatment

 
Before Treatment
T. C. Steele "Melting Snow" (1914)
19. 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.
 
Before Treatment
T. C. Steele "Curved Lane" (1918)
 
Before Treatment
T. C. Steele "An October Day" (1922)

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Detail During Cleaning
 
After Treatment

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Detail During Cleaning

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Adolph-Etiene Piot "Flower Girl" (ca. 1888)
20. Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois has a vast a varied collection of fine art including works by Irvine, William Wendt., Louis Betts, Ada Schultz and Old Master paintings from the 15th-18th Centuries. This wonderful "Flower Girl" was completed by Adolph-Etiene Piot. (French 1850-1910) The oil on canvas painting is signed center-left and measures H. 32" X W. 25". The style and character of the painting are strongly influenced by William Bouguereau's love of the "noble peasant". (See Rahr-West Museum, page 3, No. 8.) The treatment is being carried out in honor of Mr. Del Klaustermeier who spearheaded the University's first preservation program.
           

Detail During Cleaning

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