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    WILDER M. DARLING (American, 1856-1933)
    Still Life with Roses
    Oil on canvas laid on panel
    9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
    Signed lower right: Darling
    Penciled verso: Wilder M. Darling

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    Known as the Dean of Toledo painters, Wilder Darling had a long career in Europe and then in Ohio as a painter and teacher. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio shortly before the Civil War. In 1870, he began studying art at age fourteen as a student of Henry Mosler in Cincinnati. At age nineteen, he went to Europe with Mosler, studying in Munich with Frank Duveneck and at the Royal Academy. Later on another trip, he studied with Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant at the Academy Julian in Paris. He was also a student of William Merritt Chase in the United States. Darling was especially taken with life in Holland and established a studio in Lauren for several years where he became a skilled genre painter. Although he embraced a lighter impressionist palette later in life, many of his works favor darker backgrounds, which is consistent with his Munich training.



    Condition Report*: Paint film in very good stable condition. Under UV examination there is a moderate amount of strengthening throughout, though not very noticeable to the naked eye. Framed Dimensions 13.75 X 16.75 Inches
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    May, 2012
    15th Tuesday
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