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241. Julia Fletcher was born in 1823. While a lost name in the history of poetry, she wrote a poem that was probably memorized by every school child in the late 19th century. Written in ten minutes in 1845, the poem reads: Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean And the pleasant land. So the little moments, Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages Of Eternity. So the little errors Lead the soul away From the paths of virtue Far in sin to stray. Little deeds of kindness, Little words of love, Help to make earth happy, Like the Heaven above. Her portrait is owned by Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. She is known today by her married name, Julia Carney.

Francis Osgood "Julia Carney"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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242. The Muskegon Museum of Art has a wonderful collection of fine art. These five oils are all from their collection. The image to the right is by Carducius Ream (1837-1917). Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Ream lived in New York and Cincinnati before settling in Chicago (1878) where he became that city's most famous still-life painter, known especially for his depictions of fruit.

Carducius Ream "Plums"
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment

           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
Recognized as a leading landscape and genre painter in the United States and abroad, George Henry Boughton (1834-1905) had the ability to express sentiments and pathos on canvas. He illustrated editions of Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter. In his landscapes, he painted scenes of England, Brittany and the Netherlands. In 1857, Boughton exhibited at the Washington Art Association, and from 1859 to 1860 he worked in New York City. In 1860, he traveled to Paris where he studied under Edouard Frere and Edouard May. Boughton established a studio in London in 1861. Though now living in England, he focused on subjects of American Colonial history. He was elected to the R.A. in 1896 and died in London in 1905.
           

George Boughton "Maidenhood"
H. 20" x W. 17" Before Treatment

Anon. Spanish " Still-Life"
H. 22" x W. 30" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Elliot Daingerfield "Untitled"
H. 24" x W. 34" Before Treatment

Jose Weiss "Road Through the Common"
H. 24" x W. 40" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
243. Born on January 12, 1837 at Bolton in Lancashire, England, Thomas Moran immigrated to the United States with his family in 1844, and grew up in Philadelphia where he was apprenticed to a wood engraver. He was influenced to become a painter by his older brother, Edward, who was already an established landscape artist. He journeyed to England where he fell under the influence of J. M. W. Turner while copying his works. His first trip to the American West was in 1871 and the following year he worked in Yosemite. A versatile painter, Moran often painted in the manner of Turner and sometimes in the style of Corot. In 1922 he settled in Santa Barbara where he remained until his death on August 26, 1926. He is internationally famous for his panoramic landscapes of Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon. Mount Moran in the Tetons and Moran Point in Yosemite are named for him. All of the below oils are owned by Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
           

Thomas Moran "Landscape" ca. 1925
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment

Thomas Moran "Mountains and Sunrise" 1924
H. 13" x W. 24" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

After Treatment Pending

After Treatment Pending
           

Anna Harmon "Landscape with Hay"
H. 4" x W. 10" Before Treatment

Clyde Eugene Scott "Peace"
H. 6" x W. 8" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
244. The Scholte House, Pella, Iowa, built in the winter and spring of 1847-1848, was the fulfillment of a promise Dominie Hendrik Scholte made to his wife Mareah to alleviate her homesickness and disappointment. He had promised to build her a house with all the comforts of the home she had left in The Netherlands. Remaining much as it was in Pella's early days, some rooms now play different roles, and others have been added. In this treasured house lies much of the earliest history of de kolonie. Since the Scholte house was built in 1848, some of its 22 rooms have always been occupied by Scholte descendants. The last Scholte descendant to live in the house was Leonora Gaass Hettinga. She and her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Norma Gaass, then gave the house to the Pella Historical Society in 1979 for use as a museum. This oil, by Gerard Nollen, is one of the many fine pieces in the museum's collection

Gerard Nollen "Pastoral Scene"   ca. 1875
30" x W. 42" Before Treatment
           

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245. 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 oil was painting from life by G.P.A. Healy in 1873.

G. P. A. Healy "William Tecumseh Sherman"
1873      H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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