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Participating Institutions
 
 
366. This portrait is owned by the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Montgomery "Portrait of a Scholar"
H. 40" x W. 30" After Treatment
           
           


           
367. Occasionally a painting comes in as a "sleeper"--a piece that is in very poor condition but underneath the dirt and grime one can discern real artistic ability. Looking past the damage and paint loss, such was the case with the adjacent oil. The piece has been well painted and carries both charm and talent. Returning the work to its best appearance will offer a significant late 19th century addition to the Oshkosh Public Museum's collection in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Harper "The Traveler"
H. 26" x W. 33 " Before Treatment
           

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368. Born in Cornwall, Vermont, Sheldon Peck (1797-1868) became an itinerant portrait painter. He was self-taught and did not sign his work, but his distinctive style of using a long brushstroke flanked by two shorter ones--resembling a rabbit's foot has become his signature. His early works, family portraits in Vermont, were brushed onto wood panels, and he used somber colors, dark backgrounds, and detailed clothing. An 1840 census listed Sheldon Peck's occupation as farmer. The 1850 census recorded his occupation as a portrait painter. The below paintings are owned by the Philbrook Art Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
           

Richard Brompton "John Stuart" ca.1750
H. 31" x W. 26" Before Treatment

Sheldon Peck "Woman with a Bible" 1836
H. 30" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

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369. This charming landscape is dated 1895. The piece is owned by the Dundee Township Historical Society in Dundee, Illinois.

H. W. Kenney "Mountain Landscape" 1895
H.24" x W. 36" Before Treatment
           

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370. Sanford Gifford has the distinction of being the first artist ever honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a monographic exhibition. It was held in the fall of 1880, not long after the artist's death (August 29), and continued through March 1881. Some 160 works were included, ranging from large-scale finished masterpieces to small, informal sketches. Ninety years would pass before Gifford's art was once again the focus of a monographic exhibition--the 1970-1971 show that traveled from the University of Texas, Austin, to the Albany (New York) Institute of History and Art, and the New York commercial gallery Hirschl and Adler. In the thirty-odd years between that exhibition and Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford, interest in the artist has grown immesly. Sanford Gifford began training in New York City to be a portrait painter, but-inspired by the work of the American landscapist Thomas Cole-turned to landscape painting. Gifford spent the summer of 1846 touring and sketching in the Catskill and Berkshire mountains, and by 1847, had begun to show his work at the American Art-Union and the National Academy of Design, where he was elected an associate in 1850 and an academician in 1854. In 1855, Gifford traveled to Europe, where he spent two-and-a-half years visiting the great repositories of art and sketching scenery in England, Scotland, France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. The below three oils are from the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
           

Lew Davis " 30 Minute Lunch"
H. 20" x W. 24" Before

Sanford Gifford "River Landscape"
H. 13" x W. 24" Before

W. Alston "Port. of a Lady"
H. 30" x W. 25" Before
           

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