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331. The below paintings are owned by the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Peter Bianchi was born in Kenosha 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.
           

Peter Bianchi "Giant Rhinos"
H. 11" x W. 21" Before Treatment

Peter Bianchi "Chapin Mesa"
H. 14" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Peter Bianchi "Making Pottery"
H. 13" x W. 14" Before Treatment

Peter Bianchi "Wyoming Mammoth"
H. 16" x W. 11" Before Treatment

           

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During Cleaning

           

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332. The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa has an outstanding collection of regional artists from Iowa and beyond. These three oils are representative of their Governor's collection and 19th-century portraits. The left image is Buren R. Sherman, (1836-1904). Sherman served as the State's Governor from 1882-1886. He was also a Civil War veteran. General Nathaniel Lyon, center, holds the distinction as the first General killed in the Civil War. Joshua Newbold (1830-1903), shown on the right, was Iowa's Governor from 1877 to 1888. He also served in the Civil War earning a Captain's rank.
           

Phillips "Buren R. Sherman"
1879   H. 40" x W. 32" Before

Anon. "Gen. Nath. Lyon"
H. 45" x W. 32" Before

F. Schurig "Joshua Newbold"
1903   H. 25" x W. 21" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
333. William T. Mathews (1821 - 1905) was born in Bristol, England. His family later moved to Navarre, Ohio. At the age of 24 he moved to Cincinnati and began an artistic apprenticeship with a local portrait artist, Charles Soule. Mathews was able to establish himself as a favored portraitist. His reputation grew and he carried out a full-length portrait of Abraham Lincoln. He became known as the "Painter of Presidents" for he also painted from life William McKinley, Rutherford B Hayes, James A Garfield, Daniel Webster, William Cullen Bryant, and William Jennings Bryan. Towards the end of his career he had a studio in the Corcoran building in Washington, DC. Although he was well known, he spent his later years in poverty and obscurity. These two oils are owned by the Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio. The museum owns approximately 50 works of art from the artist's hand.
           

William T. Mathews " The Death of Atala"
H. 22" x W. 27" Before Treatment

William T. Mathews " Young Girl"
H. 24" x W. 20" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment

After Treatment

           
           


           
334. Henry Middleton Rutledge was born April 5, 1775. He was the son of Edward Rutledge and Henrietta Middleton. Edward Rutledge was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and his brother John was a South Carolina delegate to the 1st Continental Congress.Henrietta was the daughter of Henry Middleton of Middleton Place, 2nd president of 1st Continental Congress. She was also the sister of Arthur Middleton, a signer of Declaration of Independence. Henry Middleton Rutledge married his first cousin, Septima Sexta Middleton. The early years of their marriage were spent in Charleston, and later they moved to Tennessee where Rutledge owned land. They were prominent residents of Nashville and close friends of Andrew Jackson. Rutledge died January 20, 1844. The wonderful portrait is owned by Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina.

Anon. "Henry Middleton Rutledge"   ca. 1830
H. 30" x W. 25" Before Treatment
           

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After Treatment
           
           


           
335. Alfred Jacob Miller was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1810; He received his first lessons in art from Thomas Sully, and, after painting with success in Baltimore he went to Europe in 1833 and studied in Paris, Rome, and Florence, His work at this time consisted chiefly of copies of the old masters, but it was done with appreciation and accuracy. In 1837 he accompanied Sir William Drummond Stewart to the Rocky mountains, and made a series of sketches and paintings of the Indians and Native-American life. This is one of the most valuable collections of pictures of aboriginal American life that are now extant. He traveled back to Scotland but on his return to Baltimore he opened a studio there until his death in 1874. This wonderful documentary painting is owned by the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Alfred Jacob Miller "Buffalo Hunt" ca. 1839
H. 39" x W. 57" Before Treatment

           

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