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31. Chauncey Foster Ryder was one of America's most important artists from the early 20th century. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1891 and went on to study with Jean Paul Laurens at the Academie Julian in Paris. While best known as a painter, he was also a well-respected lithographer, etcher and illustrator. Today he is represented in over fifty museums throughout America. This "Autumn Scene" (H. 20" X W. 30") is typical of his open brushwork where a solitary figure is dwarfed by an expansive recessional landscape. The painting is owned by the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Chauncey Foster Ryder "Autumn Scene"
Before Treatment

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           

32. The Scots of Chicago were the first to found an organization to assist their fellow immigrants in adjusting to the new requirements of living in a foreign country. The organization they founded was the Illinois Saint Andrews Society. In 1910 they constructed a residence for elderly and needy Scots. This home owns a collection of wonderful paintings including 18th-19th century portraits and more modern 20th-century prints and paintings. Represented here are the first three paintings from the collection to receive treatment.
           

W. Krawiec "Old Engine 34"
Before Treatment

W.B. Mundie "Landscape"
Before Treatment

Mundie "Castle of St. Andrews"
Before Treatment

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

After treatment

After treatment

After Treatment
           
           

33. The work and life of Ralph Elmer Clarkson (1861-1942) is well documented throughout this site. Page 4 reviews his importance as a portrait painter and his key role within the Eagle's Nest Art Colony. He painted a history of Chicago's influential including this "Portrait of Charles L. Hutchinson" owned by a Chicago non-profit. Hutchinson (1854-1924) used his share of his father's fortune, along with the considerable resources generated from his work as president of the Corn Exchange Bank, to establish himself as one of the most influential and inspired leaders of cultural philanthropy in Chicago in the late nineteenth century. Although he never attended college, Hutchinson was passionately interested in the fine arts, and in 1882, at the age of 28, he was elected president of the Art Institute of Chicago, serving until his death in 1924.

 
Clarkson "Charles L. Hutchinson"
After Treatment
           
           

34. After completing three landscapes by T.C.Steele for the Indiana State Museum (Page 5. No. 19) the Curator chose four additional paintings for treatment. Two are by Steele (1847-1926) while the other two are by Frank Dudley(1868-1957). Dudley was known as the "Painter of the Dunes." He first visited the Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan in 1912 and in 1921 he built a cabin there. He became an agent for the preservation of the area and when it was declared a state park in 1923, he arranged with the State of Indiana to keep his cabin in exchange for a painting.
T.C.Steele "Road Through the Woods"(1914)
H. 26" X W. 38" Before Treatment
           

Frank Dudley "Summer Days"
H.27"X W.30"Before Treatment

Frank Dudley "Butterfly Weed"
H. 27"X W. 30" Before Treatment

T.C.Steele "Selma N. Steele"
H. 27" X W. 22" Before Treatment

Detail During Cleaning

Detail During Cleaning

Detail During Cleaning

During Cleaning

Detail During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment

Detail After Treatment
           
           

35. The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County is typical of a small Midwestern museum. They all have limited or no funds for conservation purposes yet they often have wonderful holdings. These three portraits are all pre-Civil War and generally date from the first-second quarter of the 19th Century. The left two paintings have never received conservation attention. As a result they are layered with almost 200 years of dirt and grime. The canvases are torn, the paint layers are cracking and paint loss has occurred. The portraits will require proper lining, stretching, filling, retouching and varnishing in order to return them to museum-quality condition. Please refer to page 4 for a technical description of these procedures. All three paintings are H. 30" X W. 25".
           

Anon. "Portrait of a Man"
ca. 1820 Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of a Woman"
ca. 1820 Before Treatment

Anon. "Portrait of a Man"
ca. 1860 Before Treatment

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

After Treatment

After Treatment

Detail After Treatment

After Treatment
           


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