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Brawn and Brain

Date Created
circa 1905
Work Medium
Dimensions
0 in. x 0 in.
CR Number
MIFI895
Signature
Signature location unknown
Signature Details
Described as a life-size canvas of a blacksmith working at an anvil. The painting was purchased by Boston collector, Phillippe Fountaine, and sent on an exhibition tour of several large department stores in the midwest. The model was Grand Rapids farrier, Tim Qualey, thus it was sometimes alternately titled, "Tim Qualey the Toiler," as well as "The Blacksmith" and, "Brain and Braun."
Provenance

Phillipe Fontaine collection, MA

Bibliography

Lydens, Z. Z., Editor, The Story of Grand Rapids (Kregel Publications, 1967) .

No author noted, "Shown in Cities: Alten's Big Painting Will Be Seen by Many Eyes," The Grand Rapids Evening Press, February 15, 1907, pg. 7, col 1.

No author noted, "Plummer's Porcelain Palace - Exhibition of Fine Oil Paintings," The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), July 10, 1905, pg. 10. (advertisement)

Subjects
Figural
Michigan