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336. According to the Gospel of John, Mary Magdalen weeps beside Christ's empty tomb after the moment of Resurrection. When the risen Christ appears, the Magdalen first mistakes him for a gardener who may have knowledge of the whereabouts of Christ's body. But soon she recognizes the man as Christ himself and makes a joyous attempt to embrace him. Christ deflects this advance with the instruction that Mary Magdalen is not to touch him since he has not yet ascended to heaven. This painting is entitled Noli Me Tangere, which corresponds to the words of Christ meaning "touch me not" that are recorded in the Latin Bible. The focus of the painting is clearly on the awkward meeting of these biblical characters. The oil on panel is from the outstanding collection at the Hagggerty Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

School of Rubens "Noli Me Tangere" ca. 1650
H. 18" x W. 27" After Treatment
           
           


           
337. 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, also represented below. 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. The museum houses over 350 paintings from this artist's estate.
           

T. C. Steele "Portrait of a Man"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before Treatment

T. C. Steele "Rembrandt Copy"
H. 34" x W. 28" Before Treatment
           

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William Forsyth "Marcia S. Doan"
H. 14" x W. 11" Before Treatment

James Forbes "Gov. Jonathan Jennings"
H. 36" x W. 29" After Treatment
           

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338. Born in Hartford, Kentucky in 1861, Charles Curran (1861-1942) was an important American Impressionist painter and enjoyed a successful career which concentrated particularly on the painting of portraits of young ladies. He studied at the Cincinnati School of Design, the New York National Academy of Design and the Academie Julian in Paris under Constant, Lefebvre and Doucet. He painted mainly in New York and settled in Cragsmore, in the Hudson River Valley. In 1890 he received an honourable mention at the Salon des Artistes and he was also given an honourable mention at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. His works are held in the collections of in many major American Museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution. These three oils are woned by the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana.
           

T. C. Steele "Valley Scene"
1912    H. 22" x W. 32" Before

Charles Curran "Noonday Sunlight
1918    H. 30" x W. 30" Before

Louis Griffith "Brown County"
H. 18" x W. 24" Before
           

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339. These three oils are recent acquisitions into the collection of the South Bend Museum of Art. All three are by Harriet Monteith (1903-1975). The portraits carry a wonderful insight into style and dress from the '40s while the interior has a Vuillardesque character. Harriet Monteith, was born in Wakarusa, IN and was a nationally-recognized artist who studied in Ft. Wayne and at the Chicago Art Institute. She won numerous prestigious awards during her career, including the Palette and Chisel Academy of Arts gold medal - becoming the first woman to win this prize. Harriet taught art and worked in a studio located on the second floor of her home.
           

H. Monteith "Woman in White"
H. 27" x W. 22" Before

H. Monteith "Kitchen Interior"
H. 27" x W. 21" Before

H. Monteith "Woman in Black"
H. 22" x W. 18" Before
           

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340. John Ross Key was the grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of the patriotic song The Star Spangled Banner. He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1832 and studied art in Munich and Paris. He worked in a number of American cities including Boston where he showed over 100 works in 1877. Key began his career as a draftsman for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. He served with the Federal Corp of Engineers in Charleston, South Carolina and recorded the siege of the Confederate city in 1863. His work 'The Bombardment of Fort Sumter', a painting depicting the opening battle of the Civil War, and formerly attributed to Albert Bierstadt, is considered Keys' masterpiece, and some would argue the finest Confederate historical landscape of the 19th century. After the war, Key lived in Northern California for a few years. He resided in San Francisco and painted many landscapes including popular subjects in the Sierra Nevadas, as well as the Golden Gate Bridge and Point Lobos. Key exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum, and the Boston Art Club. He won a medal at the Centennial Expo in Philadelphia in 1876. He died in Baltimore in 1920. These three oils are owned by the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
           

Max. Luce "Landscape"
H. 10" x W. 13" Before

John Ross Key "Tiago Pass, Sierras"
H. 16" x W. 26" Before


After West " Death of Gen Wolfe"
H. 24" x W. 32" Before
           

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