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The Stories Behind the Portraits: Thomas Hoyle Mastin

Thomas Hoyle Mastin, subject of a George Caleb Bingham portrait, was born in McMinn County in southeastern Tennessee on 11 December 1839, the fifth of eight children. When the Civil War began, he was attending Princeton. He left and enlisted … Continue reading

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Sherlock Adds to Watson’s Conservation Blog

Today, art historian Patricia Moss takes a break from researching the mystery portrait to discuss George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Thomas Hoyle Mastin.   Before and after portraits of George Caleb Bingham’s Thomas Hoyle Mastin, 1871, illustrated Watson’s blog post … Continue reading

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Watson on Conservation

                    So. You have your wonderful fine art piece. The Art Detectives have assisted you in determining the identity of the artist. Whether it is a portrait of a distant ancestor, … Continue reading

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