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421. Francesco Zuccarelli (1702-1788) was an Italian Rococo painter. He was born at Pitigliano, in southern Tuscany, where he initially apprenticed with Paolo Anesi. He then worked in Rome with Pietro Nelli and perhaps Andrea Locatelli. In 1732, he settled Venice, he became famous as one of the most desired landscape painters of the classicizing 18th century. He worked in England from 1752 to 1773. He then returned to Europe and settled in Florence, where he died in 1788. With Joshua Reynolds, Zuccarelli was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. There he enjoyed the patronage of royalty and of many wealthy English collectors, for whom he executed his principal works-generally a landscape or vedute with classic ruins and small figures. The below images exemplify this genre. All four paintings are owned by the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
           

Zuccarelli "Classical Landscape" ca. 1750
H. 16" x W. 22" Before Treatment

Zuccarelli "Classical Landscape" ca. 1750
H. 16" x W. 22" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Simone Pignoni "Judith" ca. 1675
H. 38" x W. 28" Before Treatment

Oscar Jacobson "Three College Peaks" 1950
H. 22" x W. 28" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
422. Randolph Lasalle Coats (1891-1957) was born in Richmond, Indiana and by 1917 was considered a professional painter by the leading artists in the state. He studied at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis with William Forsyth and also at the Cincinnati Academy of Fine Arts under Frank Duveneck (1848 - 1919). In addition to his landscapes, Coats was well-known for his portrait and figure painting. In 1946 he painted the official portrait of Indiana Governor Ralph F. Gates and, in 1952, the official portrait of Indiana Governor Henry F. Schricker. The below oils are owned by the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana.
           

Randolph Coats "Lazy Day"
H. 18" x W. 18" Before Treatment

Merlin Enabnit "Snowbound"
H. 24" x W. 27" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           

Paul Lehman "Mule Market"
H. 24" x W. 30" Before Treatment

Marie Goth "Elizabeth Baird"
H. 28" x W. 24" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           

           
423. Born in Indiana, William Merritt Chase quickly inclined to the arts. In 1878, he went to Europe and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He studied under Alexander Von Wagner and Karl von Piloty, and befriended American artists Walter Shirlaw and Frank Duveneck. In Munich, Chase employed his rapidly burgeoning talent most often in figurative works that he painted in the loosely-brushed style popular with his instructors. Chase traveled to Venice, Italy in 1877 with Duveneck and John Henry Twachtman before returning to the United States in the summer of 1878. He quickly became an important artist on the American scene and groomed other artists through his extraordinary teaching skills. His students included George Bellows, Georgia O'Keeffe, Rockwell Kent, Charles Sheeler, Lawton Parker, Louis Ritman, Leopold Seyffert and Frederic Grant. The below three oils are owned by the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
           

William M. Chase "Still Life"
H. 20" x W. 16" Before

S. Leighton "Conestoga Wagon"
1870    H. 20" x W. 16" Before

H. Rousseau "La Muse"
H. 25" x W. 15" Before
           

During Cleaning

During Cleaning

During Cleaning
           

After Treatment

After Treatment

After Treatment
           
           


           
424. Louis Comfort Tiffany (18481933) was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company; and Harriet Olivia Avery Young. He attended school at Pennsylvania Military Academy in Chester, Pennsylvania, and Eagleswood Military Academy in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. His first artistic training was as a painter, studying under George Inness and Samuel Colman in New York City and Léon Bailly in Paris. Best known for his work in stained glass from 1875 on, his sensitive abilities as a painter are well captured in this oil owned by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Louis C. Tiffany "Harbor at Malta" 1872
H. 10" x W. 16" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


           
425. In the spring of 1858, in Beardstown, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln defended Duff Armstrong accused of murder. An eye witness testified at 10 o'clock at night that the moon was directly overhead, and it was as light as day; that he stood near by, and saw Armstrong strike the deceased several terrible blows. The State's Attorney then rested his case. That night Lincoln went to a drug store and procured an almanac which showed there was no moon on the night of the assault resulting in the acquittal of his client. The courtroom where the case was tried is still used as a courtroom today. The right portrait hangs in the courtroom and depicts the town's founder. The painting was repainted during past "restorations," and not once, but twice. The overpaint was removed using scalpal assistance under binocular magnification. The below image shows the face partially cleaned exposing an underlying discolored oil film. Full cleaning of the overpaint and the oil has returned the portrait to its original appearance.

Anon. "Thomas Beard"
H. 27" x W. 23" Before Treatment
           

During Cleaning

After Treatment
           
           


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