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Participating Institutions
 
 
266. The Ragdale Foundation supports writers and artists in a retreat setting located on the grounds of Arts and Crafts architect Howard van Doren Shaw's 1897 summer home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The community hosts over 200 emerging artists in all fields. This oil is from the Foundation's collection.

Anon. "Peaches" ca. 1900
H. 14" x W. 17" Before Treatment
           

Upper Background During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           

           
267. Born around 1861, the eaglet that would later be known as Old Abe was captured from his nest and traded by Ahgamahwegezhig (Chief Big Sky) of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians to the McCann family of Chippewa County, Wisconsin. When President Abraham Lincoln called for troops in 1861 to fight the seceding Confederacy, the McCanns sold Abe to the Eau Claire militia for $2.50. The militia traveled to Madison, becoming part of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Captain John E. Perkins named Old Abe after the newly elected President Lincoln. After residing with the regiment during training at Camp Randall in Madison, Abe accompanied the regiment as it headed south. As the mascot of the 8th regiment, Abe saw action in 37 battles and skirmishes, including some of the bloodiest fighting at Vicksburg and Corinth. During encampment, Abe would perform for the troops with crowd-pleasing stunts and his celebrity grew with his morale raising flights over the troops. At the end of the war Old Abe was presented to the State of Wisconsin. For fifteen years he lived in the "Eagle Department" in the basement of the Capitol building, attracting thousands of visitors. Old Abe's long life ended March 26, 1881 when he died from smoke inhalation during a fire in the Capitol. His remains were mounted and for the next 20 years his body remained on display in the rotunda. After construction of the new State Historical Society building in 1901, Old Abe was briefly housed at that facility before being moved back to the Capitol in 1903 by order of Governor LaFollette. Sadly, Old Abe's remains were destroyed when the Capitol building burned down on February 26, 1904. The oil portrait is the work of Alonzo Chapell (1828-1887).
           

Alonzo Chapell "Old Abe" 1906
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment

"Old Abe" 1904
Photograph
           

Bradshaw Crandell "Walter Kohler" 1958
H. 47" x W. 33" After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
268. The Columbus Museum of Art houses an outstanding collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and European modern art. This collection includes major works by Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Hopper and O'Keeffe and other spectacular examples of Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Cubism. Also recognized for extraordinary regional collections, the Museum boasts the largest public collection of woodcarvings by Columbus folk artist Elijah Pierce as well as the world's largest repository of paintings and lithographs by Columbus native George Bellows, who is widely regarded as the finest American artist of his generation. These two works well represent the museum's outstanding collection of French artists of the 19th Century.
           

Théodore Géricault "Man Grooming a Horse"
H. 7" x W. 9" Before Treatment

Gustave Courbet "Marine Scene"
H. 18" x W. 21" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
269. Robert Hopkin (1832-1909) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to America when he was 9. As a young artist he became interested in marine painting and completed over 400 detailed works. He also received several large-scale commissions including decorations for the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the Detroit Opera House. The left image is layered with dirt and discolored varnish. Cleaning will return the intended color relationships. All four of these paintings are from the outstanding collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art.
           

Robert Hopkin "Schooner on a Rough Sea"
H. 31" x W. 42" Before Treatment

Albert Groll "Passing Clouds"
H. 16" x W. 20" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Lester Stevens "House by the Road"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before Treatment

Lester Stevens "Winter Country Scene"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           

Wilhelm Schroeter "Winter Landscape"
H. 32" x W. 48" Before Treatment
270. The Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin is the owner of this work of art. The museum has the finest collection of works by Carl von Marr and also collects works by Wisconsin regionalist artists. The left image is by Wilhelm Schroeter (1849-1904). The artist, with German heritage, settled in Wisconsin and is one the State's finest regionalist painters.
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           


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