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   Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - November 27, 1890, Burlington, Iowa                                npf B 1 THUKSDAY whole heart in in She and her with their IK o hcartv win Gifted Artist So1 moro it c than lo create to The most ma atB is that which Builds whom 1he others Michael BJ which devolves at as jroud of its proud jopeful of her destiny and among the sister the death of i Iowa has indeed sus measures more than means more than IkLralngFor Ketcham ittvne of noble womanhood a a talent that lady whose work Clark McDonald and other noted tos of lor Italy where In Home ana riorono she will study the art which she has but which has come to and superintend 1c education of hcrchllflro We predict for her a brilliant suoocssa work and a name lhatlowa will yet bo proid of That was over eleven years It I9 an interesting picture to recall now considered Phelps a good art He wrote as he saw and his prophecy has heen Iowa is proud of the and sculp Amerlca and Europe with an enthusiasm that meant something more than mere com She studied in in New York and in Florence and Some and had reached that maturity of skill and judgment however great the nat ural can only be attained after study and skillful training has disci plined all the powers of body and soul to do the perfect will of As an illustration of how far she had already developed her artist powers and advanced on the lines of a successful career at that early period of her it will be noticed that Phelps was particularly struck with the bust of Abraham pronouncing it an excellent characteristic in the We learn from Senator Har lan that it is the best bust of Lincoln ever The from his long experience in asa member of the senate and of Lincolns and his intimate harmonious and sweet chorda of the In strunicnt which speak to her chiWlsh deallsm of fairy scenes and rapturous may not childartist m upon USE and gifts that adorned and inspired her re er mother and take up the noble work where she left and carry it to that higher pane of public recognition that awaited her had she lived The thought a a solace to the sorrowing an 6 the spcclal education of the a fitting memento of the departed mother and a prophecy of the daughters future With a poetic she was named Eoma To her the artistrmother bequeathed her grand est the Peri at the Gates of Par and the soul that sped away to another realm has had swung open to her the portals before which the Peri pleaded swung by the omnipotent love of a savior whose omniscience sees and opens and ere the pilgrim has finished the It Is a pleasing coincident to note that the last art work of the loving mother was the making of a bust in plaster of the baby This has beeu and thuslittle Eoma will always have with not only the outline of face and feature of her babyhood but the last touches of a loving mothers a perpetual reproduction of Infantlif a more than idealization of the rejuvena tion which Ponce de Leon sought for death should have come to her on the same day it did to Justice who was her firmest while she was pursuing her studies in as much through confidence In and admiration of her geulus as through a family y Ketchams home life a re tired for she had little time for her art and but it was a most beauti ful and satisfying Her two young and little wdo will scarcely remember her beautiful are without thai central left disconsolate presence whichl makes home truly a Her a sister and two brothers at were unable to reach here in time for funeral and one Frank was present of her immediate The funeral services conducted Wednesday afternoon from the First church by who has long been an intimate assisted We give Spauldlngs most excellent tribute In lull which Is as follows When we meet with friends at home or how little can we anticipate meeting them future Is hid behind the We cannot foresee the events that have so much to do with hu man which brings sorrows prosperity or unantici pated earthly separations or long contin ued The last looks the last greetings and adieust which we have had amid allthe ol glowing possibilities for A careful analysis since her SLteniusandher reveals but a crlti Lito gratifying evidence that eJgeuiusf or sculpture and the eyond any measure of pub oi given her during her as a posthumous reveal elaa a sweep of genius made ner thc peer of peatest For while m foremost American artists and fame by patient their a toil no will she had e faculty that carried her by leaps where others plodded She lacked not by not by iains of approval by ieties ol home that enthrall the fill the true wife and mother and gmnuit of physical conditions B limitations to human overcome much but It cannot jtbe conditions of Its own exist l with the fixity of its a our desire to publish a ine j of the lady who forms the and whose untimely list month was not only a terrille lifter own family and to nity in which she i loss to a wide circle of i but to the state i still larger to jttl art in By per jtollerfamilywe have procured ntint bj Chicago artists of in her studio costume Iprom photograph and also ffelp lor the Iowa Soldiers the original draft of which jsonthe walls of the governors Ibiecapltol at Des where ten een and studied by thou idiecelved universal commenda it its its beauty and ap portrait of while BB do her do of dear ones whom T better in the sparkle of the the individu e and movement and a cer lable presence which no ar or brush can be ikMllness of a sweetness n united with a firmness of i Iirseelng a qnlck perception born of Intuition judicial discernment that foundation for a suc t Gazing upon the ol this woman who is torn lifes tolls as well as lifes gitdamhitions and seeing there 5 that the future so enchant home here and a world and a home yon der friends to sympathize with weeping relatives and to carry the earthly re mains of one beloved by all to their final resting place in yonder city of the dead come to speak and to hear the words fitting so solemn an event as the de parture of one long known and highly esteemed from her habitation on earth to the abode of the blessed In the heavenly What shall we say more of Har riet Ketcham was a gifted She was an artist with subtle spiritual insight and creative From eariy childhood the world of beauty was open to her All along the years of her earthly life she gazed with rapt atten tion Into this world through all the realm of nature and of and her soul uplifted with Its touch of power sought to embody with skilful hand both with brush and with chisel the lofty conceptions which in spired her ajtlstlc and with such success even under almost Insurmount able difficulties that her name Is not un known to A long life given under favorable conditions to the pursuit of her art with such an Insight into the spirit of spiritual and as she and with such a natural gift to give this spirit embodiment in creative she It is not too much to hayetaken a very high rank in the artistic To have been the pos sessor of such a gift and to have achieved so much In artistic work Is highly praise and has elicited no meagre meed of from an appreciative Into his glorious Image and direct our steps to the end of our earthly careers In the path which leads to the attainment of a great I have a happy said Har riet not long before her de parture from the but death and the grave have no terrors for And out of an earthly a seraphic stepped into Paradise of THE SOLDIERS ness of an earthly may prove to be the final High which have their sphere only In an earthly may pass away to give larger sway to the longings for the spiritual life and an eternal destiny which possess all human The unfolding under the repressions of earthly may break the bonds of clay to find larger room in the spiritual realm for union with God and the attainment of the highest felicity and expression of the divine Going out of the as the coming into is in the order of Gods govern ment of the Out of the many millions coming upon this planet with each passing fond mothers and fathers cannot anticipate whether those born to them shall find the termination of their earthly careers in in young or in the years of successful and brilliant achieve ments when genius burns brightest and physical force Is at its or later on In the years of an earthly life when the three score years and ten have been reached with the passing away of the pleasures of ambitious pursuits and the veiling of the brightness of the world to the Is tt a beautiful child passing out of its childhoods earthly home into the great unknown spiritual realm beyond We wonder that such an in the brightness of the spring time of an earthly should be called to pass onward In the path of an eternal destiny without having lived the allotted period of human existence in this world to enjoy Its to engage in the contest for and to secure the preparation which it will give for the life Is it a young lady or gentleman with all the culture of the who is called from a palatial not to do grand service in the cause of humanity In the life that now but to enter Into the activities of the life which is to come Our hearts fill with sadness and we am overwhelmed with the mysteries of Gods providential government of the Is It a noble man endowed with capac of Ketchnm Plan for the Memorial Afonumeiit Described by Xev York The Commercial Advertiser of New York prints the following account ofthe plans prepared by Ketcham In com petition for the memorial monument Subsequently Ketcham made changes and In the judgment Of all those who inspected the finished outlined in our Illustration in this greatly improved The state monu ment commissioners awardedher the first prize for hsr but with the instincts of the true she continued her studies of the great theme and wrought ont new beauties embodied In the final design now appears In tha cut in the governors office at Des The New York Advertiser says of the original design submitted The state of Iowa Is about to erect one of the grandest monuments in classes of not only In by those of adjoining states The commissioners who are to super intend the erection of the monument ace composed of citizens Ex Governor the patriotic war governor the ae compllshed artcritlcand writer Judge exgovernor and ex United States senator Judge Johnstone the distinguished jurist and exSenator with Governor Larrabee as There can be no question but that whatever this committee pro poses will be heartily seconded by the legislature and endorsed by the people of the PLilTOF THB DculKued It to be Realistic Historical Well an The suggestion emanating from vari ous parts of Iowa that the state should adopt Ketchams for a sol diers monument Is a happy one In every It would be not only a fitting memorial of Iowas first sculptor but the design is the best that has yet been of considered solely from the stand point of Ketcham fairly won the first prize offered by the com The fact that she was a woman and therefore entitled to gallant consideration or the further fact that she was a citizen of thus appealing to state was not por HiRlllET personal relations with the and from his opportunities at the national capital to see much of art and is especially qualified to judge and he un hesitatingly pronounces it the best of ail he has This Is high praise from a competent source and yet it is only a gen of a just recognition recognition that ob It is not surprls sisterhood of kindred as well as her more elrlends and the public atlarge the loss that is more than Tflta For it was dawn is thought that our stite bin Its borders one destined to Jiw commonwealth more than or JIiKOEnition in the treat world of lad been said we were a people the plying the me to the making of a state and fettquisition nf wealth thatthefirst atest thought of our people was He quarantining of poverty or suit ol riches that we were so ipied with the purely commercial pol Me that we had no no de especutions for This was true as a picture of but popular thought and we had MtJc progress in eliminating It after years of study In the cast aud across the to point the way and lead in 1 which Iowa might take higher patron and sponsor of the fine Jity for or a beautiful woman with the gift of genius for the adornment of the world in art or whose earthly labors are arrested just at the But as much as she may be commended for her creative this was the lesser endowment of her She had nobler She bo longed to the spiritual rather than to the material Her nature was pre eminently vital and Her ideas were those of the spirit rather than of the Though possessing execu tive force she was not organized for the world of nor to achieve results In the realm of science and She had a penetrating spiritual Her spirit was exquisite ly singularly capable of giving and receiving the most delicate impressions and of being carried to great heights of exalted feeling or of being thrown down Into the depths of sadness by depressing Standing in the presence of the sub limities of a material world awe her spirit soaring amid exalted by the pure atmosphere of its natural and with reverent feelings toward the Supreme Architect of universal yet her pure spirit had stronger affinities for the children of the Most went out with warmer yearnings for the sympathy of human hearts and the widest companionship of soul with soul the worldwide Delicately tender In her love for her own family and her beneficent spirit reached out with tender sympathy and benedictions for all who had sorrows to burdens to and an im mortal destiny to though her lot In lifes activities was not such as to make this quality of hei nature conspic uous and widely She was by gift of nature an In terpreter of longings and wants of human aud could feel the slightest and greatest woes which come to human hearts In the experiences of advancing Possessing not great over burdened not with the wealth of human as was not the Son of Man who stood forth as the great teacher and master of men In the deeper and wider realm of spiritual yet had she exceptional spirit was animated by loftiest mo the Spaniard found it but the Amer period of their lives when they are best lean girl and woman will have its very prepared for achievements which will give them positions of great influence and erous fulfilment of real tained among the entire Iowa delezatlou at the capital both official and Senator Senator James F exSenator Samuel Kirk exSenator Justice Sam uel Governor Governor Governor Newbold and many other prominent lowans who have seen her artistic handiwork united In strone tesmony of its Within last few days the supreme court of the United States has had placed in the supreme rourt room at Washing ton a bust of the late Justice Miller exe cuted by Ketcham and pronounced by all the justices friends an excellent and lifelike representation of the emi nent was an enthusiastic admirer of Kewharos art work and was confident she would attain great eminence in her It was a strange coincidence that the great jurist and the gifted lady both passed from earthly scenes on the same His family also have a bust of the justice at their home In Washington from same deft Busts of Justice Miller and also of President Lincoln have been placed in thecapltol Dos semblance and with It A larirtas deep and changeless as For it will typify the mother love as well as the babes face a perpetuity of Longfellows thought typical in this in stance Art Is the child of nature yes Her darling in whom we traie The features ofher Her aspect and her IOWAS Harriet From the Pleasant Journal Our little city was greatly shocked on Tuesday morning to learn of the death at halfpast seven Monday of as very few had known she was Her death was sud den even to the members of her own as her condition had not caused unusual anxiety until when she suffered a slight stroke of caus inK a constriction of the throat and stif fening of the lower As it her eldest who was at did not reach home until affr re to us to recall the fact his mothers On Sunday she wished to make some final requests of her heartbroken that she should think life was closing for did not wish to listen but so strong was her be lief Time would soon blend into eternity that Then I must For nine years she had struggled against a orcat deal of ill heath and so intensely nervous was her organization that it seemed at last as if all barriers were 1U SWept away and complete collapse set Mrs Ketcham executed busts of Her loss is not only to her family who I were verT aevoted to and her friends but to the state of licr genius as a sculptor was that was sent 10 I which would make Iowa For friend of Mr residing at wn she has studied and The daily Capital of that city in kod has has noticing tie bust says It will be recog apatuj nas every an excellent tnr She discovered in a name which will shine In the pages of history We wonder all the more that wide relationships should be that so much capacity for usefulness In a world needing uplifting should be lost to and that those who have made such a sublime beginning In an earthly career should not have been left to carry the work of a human life to Its grandest This Is a sad said a friend tome a few hours after the going away of Harriet Ketcham from her beautiful earthly home to her heavenly mansion in the Upon the earthly side it Is very and it is felt to be so by the community in which she has grown up from early and by the large circle of friends and acquaintances in the highest circles of society as well as In the hum bler walks of who are widely not only In the state in which she lived but as well through the It Is sad beyond A brilliant which has been glowing with mel low light over the world for the last fortyfour has passed below the visible never to reappear to our earthly gaze Over an earthly beautiful and richly adorned with the artistic skill of presiding a shadow has never tobe dissipated by the bright shining of any earthly sun It is the sundering of an earthly companionship of twentytwo and the bereavement of a human heart which has never In all these years utteroo or received one unkind word to bring a sor tlves and carried along in the deeper and wider current of exalted human To been so organized was to be by native endowment the the na of profoundly deep rfgtous And this was distinctive characteristic of her Her spirit moved easiy and natur ally upward into the serene atmosphere above the murky atmospheres of the From her earliest childhood her vision was open to the spiritual Her soul went out in ardent and un fettered longings for the divine and high est To feelings God was not an unapproachable being far away in solitudes of his universe from the reach of human vision and the out going yearnings of human but a benignant Heavenly Father very near to his earthly children tand responsive to every longing In all her girlhood to feel a want was to believein the fulness of her Heavenly Fathers storehouse to meet very and to ask was for her to re Amid the blaze of her youthful rtlstic conceptions In the world of the the intuition of the Great Beauty of the universe was supremely adiant and her love for communion with ler Heavenly Father was stronger far ban the aspiration which led her to the lersistent exercise of her artistic Vnd this supreme quality ot her spirit emained undimmed to the close of her brief earthly though loWA SOLDIERS Designed by the late Harriet of mitted to outweigh the Intrinsic merits of competitive Other things oelng an lowan undoubtedly ought to have In this In stance the design that won the first to the valor and patriotism of her who took part In the war for the At the call for troops fightins men volunteered and rushed to the front poton was sent to niz many Topekans as an excelle ali jor r She disco row the si tious of her skill ihe various produc branch of art for women some of moved steadily Genius cannot be defined as a limitless iStt ua w j biic muM Pns THE HAWKEYES privilege known to the world the dawn of career as an The while city editor of tin the spring visited Chams studio in Pleasant K HAWKEYE of April 22 of larahas always hna an absorbing It seems to have luit her i ursshehas studied sen ul she has acquired a wonder nfl developed a irreat ir has been fmly in clay and snot mastered the mcchan itono But tho little lahor of lovefor the beauUf ul UOUS Ul tures and paintings are more iun u scribed In an article elsewhere in this for hard It re issue prepared by a lady friend whose that of whomsoever bows at its t visits to Ketchams studio whether man or whether ireqUGBt vlSIlo W j I nr mft We inventory me the pieces described by this lady friend Us po ln the wilderness at the Gates I A nr Taraftl he is the stati of The Peri at the Gates Israelhe is me i j of an ideal piece founded on speakj 1s and beyond Ketcham was unfortunate in be flftv vcars ahead of her true We have looked upon It fifty ye we are it grows ii beauty and angelic for to be ready as luoness tfe more it is stnoie leisure of gestiveness tfe moi seems incredible that cr can be expressed in un can De expr recognition from her state i impr rtt can be expresse recogn ght can De expr orlginaliy awarding of the first prize to essionable marble 1 be B the recent awara e Jlon the work once impresses her design for a capitol at Des Moine jranteu There into wedded It Is sad for lovinc who were a mothers will have to go onward n their earthly career without a mothers whom they loved with the tenderest and deepest feel incsand a little inheriting the gift of her mothers will have no mothers love to soothe the her young to guide her steps in the and to Inspire her with the lofty aspirations which swayed her own life from her earliest Relatives ar sorely stricken by the loss of one from the family circle to whom they wer not only by the ties of kinship but by a tender which only grea moral worth and exceptional spir tua qnalities could surpassing all ac miration for artistic The com muuity has lost one whose graces wer an ornament to the state a gifte artist whose genius and work have b come a pride of the and one whose artistic faculty gave promise of more than national dls tlnoCnhe heavenward side how different the soul under nviron a seraph in celestial shadows and sunshine the light of an eternal Here bright childhood journeying toward the infirmities of old age everlasting limitations and wide reaching vision and unfet tered spiritual crushing disappointments there glorious realiza argely diverted from its proper trend and when the duties of a ionic of her own and the ambitious abors in the field of art came pressing nto her And yet In all these later years In the worlds busy activities the Christian spirit was ever The spirit of the Heavenly whom she always devoutly worshipped and served as she kindled her aspira tions for the highest good of sweetened her sympathy for human gave tenderness to her voice and charm to her and led her as the last act of her life on earth to enjoin upon her sorrowing husband the bringing up of thnir gifted little daughter In a Christian What more shall I say of the character and life of her whoso departure from the world wo mourn and whose memory these unostentatious but solemn services are to commemorate ituette bust of Horace I reputation an excellent I It has a pecu ssive manliness that iy other iikencsi of imbucd it been j51 I a great deal of attcn in detail and itschar Mme close and handsome Imsta beautiful after its arrival from esting episode m the Born In innuc that taneoiasai rounded by all the innuc us in Too young to be fru bition of a aspiring soul In her own own home her last perfected American colony Hfeslzed ideal flgnre that of Saint novei deviations from the path leading to the highest destiny unwavering prozress towards the most exalted attainments in the divine longings unattained superficial relation with God the most inti mate union and communion of the human soul with the Supreme Soul of the uni feeble love to God and an unsympathetic Interest In the weaVof mankind love Ineffable to tne Supreme Being and an allembracing sympathy with all the Intelligencies of His universal To who has so recently it is a translation from a home and though having much of the beauty and joy of an earthly have never theless not been without heavy burdens and bitter to a celestial realm of unfading beauty and uninter thls hour to think of of a world and The beautiful creations of her which so richly adorn her earthly home and the home of her relatives and the capitol building of the will ere many years pass crumble Into dust and their beauty fade away but her spirit with its beautiful unfoldings during her brief sojourn In this earthly state of existence will endure Bright memories will remain to cheer and inspire the members of her own household and i bnt the time hastens when they too shall follow in her for this Is the path for all the living to Will her meet her again In the mansions of the blessed which God has If they for all his earthly children Shall the unos tentatious Christian life and pro foundly religions spirit of the one you so dearly loved become an Inspi ration to you In all your future earthly career to seek the des tiny for which God created you and placed you in this state of being If you will make your plans to extend be yond the boundaries of this world and take Into your aspirations the riches of Gods universal so that the loved one In her departure will have left be hind her through you an ever Increasing and widening beneficent We my anticipate the ordering of Gods providential govern ment of our and so cannot tell the day or the year when shall have reached the last step in our earthly journey and if It be better to go to the house of mourning than to the place of having the prudence of the wise we shall let this occasion which has so deeply touched all our fix deeply the purpose to subordinate more perfectly all the aspirations of lives ready to battle for the old They came from the vast the work the desks and counters of the state and In that great conflict that shook the government to its on many a bloody amid the carnage of shot and the Iowa soldiers were second to none in It is but just and right that a great monument should mark the epoch and tell the story of their heroism and their Amone the first Important battles that were fought was that in on the field of Wilson where the Iowa led by General Nathaniel saved the federal arms from They charged five times their numbers and halted only when their valiant leader fell dead from his The charge of the Second Iowa regi ment at the battle of Shiloh was one o the successful assaults of the In i the troops were led by the brave General In that impetuous the Iowa troops carried everything before them and covered themselves and the state they represented with glorv Whether with or their own great Iowa troops have always distinguished This monument which the state of Iowa is about to erect was designed and will be executed by Harriet a daughter of On her return from where she had been studying under the best masters in the Italian she entered the lists of competition which was proposed by the commissioners appointed by tho There were a large number of tho best and most skillful competitors in the coun try contending for the prizes that were After a long and arduous com petition Ketcham bore off the first prize of She has completed all the drawing for the proposed and wil at an early date begin the sketches and working models for the colossal bronze figures and granite This monument Is a unique prize is beyond all question the It is original as well as artistically per It is beautiful as well as peculiarly appropriate for Its special purpose of commemorating Iowa valor and Many of the designs are emblematic as well as histori cal and the figures would have been realistic as well as Ideal as it was Ketchams purpose to cast the statues with bnsts of Towa This would on earth to yond the the endless life be That this may be the subl Ime may the Supreme In whose hands are the destinies of all the draw us Into Intimate union with transform our spirits The first base or flat foot upon which the structure proper is 58 by 76 with six Tha base of the monu ment is 30 by 33 Starting from the four corners are upon each of which stands a soldier of heroic the four representing the arm of the federal Supporting the main structure are twenty Corinthian col five at each of variegated ten feet in These sup port a upon which rests the ends of four Within these are four which contain the arms of the state of cast upon a bronze Below the base of the pediment is the which Is composed of twenty portraits in of Iowas distinguished sons who took part in the war of the There are battle scenes upon two sides of the mon below the frieze one of Donnellson and the other of The figures are to be in bronze six feet wide and seven feet A mag nificent column of sixtyfive feet in rises from the center of the whole structure and is surmounted by a bronze figure of fifteen feet In At the base of the column are four lifesize bronze equestrian the riders being men who distinguished themselves in the war with the Iowa The entire including the platform Is 120 feet high and Is estimated to cost not less than There no state In the union better able to get up such a monument than is the state of She is entirely free of The estimated value of wheat and hog Including the output of her mines and will reach hundredaof millions of The Grand Army men of the state are be perpetuation In fact as well as in the poetry of sculpture and everyway worthy of the great state of Iowa aud her mar tial Referring to the award the Davenport Democrat said In this award the commission has had many things to among them the probable cost and location of the monument tmt giv ing all considerations their due it is to the credit of the state that an Iowa woman ias been found worthy of the high especially as among the competitors were the best architects and designers In the TJiuted The Pleasant comment Ins upon the decision of the From the calm andaccurate decision of such a body of men there can be no Ketcham won the prize honestly and Pleasant is prond that such an award has fallen to one of our whose genius has at last been We should be glad to give the favorable mention of the award from the press of Iowa but limited space The duty of towa in the matter is The monument has been prom ised the soldiers and it is the general de sire that It shall be built while many of the veterans are still in our midst to wit ness and appreciate the tribute to their bravery and The design prepared by an Iowa artist and having unanimous approbation of the monument commission will be an honor to our state and an honor to an well as a fitting memorial of the noble woman whose genius gave It AN ARTISTS The Beautiful Shell ot Beautiful and happy Sophia Hawthorne writing to her mother said The shell of life Is not of much consequence and truly In one sense it is not when the lit tle trials and small vexations are taken Into But when a mortal soul has put on Im enthusiastic regarding and their enthusiasm this Is shared by all mortality the friends left behind have leis ure and opportunity to examine the shell of life and see how It was built here and by beautiful by kind by noble and am bitious strivings after the best they can thus realize more fully and ap preciate more deeply the significance of the shell of And so it that the untiring Indus the active the artist percep the executive ability of Har riet though known to her were only the more strongly Im pressed on as they read the record she left after deaths mysterious seal had ended the vain uncertainty of this world for the certainty of the For the noble bonds of sex laid upon her were not limitations as so many ambitious women deem She fulfilled the duties of maker keeper of home with rare Bnt all the while she was able to distinguish be tween the clay and dross of wasted op portunity and the real gems of noble Tlma was gift not to be frittered wisely did she use It as hergenlus Her one aim was perfectlonin the art of but when resting after the laborious work of designing or modeling she painted or worked at wood she helped judge of form aud edit cated her tances camcjkgaln Bui one real reason waa alovec Seautifniranaf knew so well how toexecnte the Ideaajot her thas was active to beautlty her s knew that Ketcham accomplished painter la oil the and flower pieces her are not afew arewr1 copies of the beat of the oKH Her Charlotte from one la the Corcoraa la IX Is familiar to her friends and celled la the with which the v tearmarked face The Fal Conors Titians Michael overcoming the dragon Marguerite at the whispering a face of Eem an unfinished picture ot and child In heavy rich draperies the Dresden gallery are many fine paintings which adora ner home but especially meritorious la beautiful softly lifting theveil which has covered the sleeping child Jesus with her gentle face full ot the holiest and tanderest It U a picture to study again and la thh Ing as In her most clearly shows forth her wonderful faculty In depleting with the light and shadows ot sur face but with the advantage of color la sculpture with the advantage of full but without theald of color returning TCetcham brought with Tier for her Frank copy of the central figure of Raphaels Madonna dl The past summer she copied this painting for her own It is the angel boy bearing a tablet directly In the center of the original painting be neath the Virgin and His hand some head is thrown the eyes directed upward and the head and entire figure exquisitely beautiful only such as Raphael could have This angel boy reminds one of the cheru bim at the foot of the Madonna dl San so round and chubby is the face and so full of cheerful child lifethe whole Ketcham these large paint Ings in the seclusion of her home with out instruction save that given She was prompted to this work of the best and most difficult as figure painting Is conceded to by her true love of art In its every In wood carvings several handsome pieces of furniture testify to her unflag ging This summer she had completed and had set up a large book case upon which she had been working for a The lower a and the framing of the upper is a wonder In the unusually rich ornamen tation of chisel and Another secretary and cabinet is worthy careful The very curtains of the parlor are enriched by plush bands painted by her in a strikingly beautiful All this bespeaks the artistic woman whose genius finds outward ex pression In forms lasting and of future benefit to all who But a step Into the shaded draped for the proper light and back and the Peri In the purest of Italian marbte confronts you and where before you were lavish of expressions ot now yon are A perfect piece of is the only ver dict thatcan be Beauty speaks In its every line and Not only the sensuous beauty of but the beauty of A careful study reveals no The profile of the face is as delicately clear as a cameo The rich wavlne the outstretched the spread the easy poise of the fullsize the graceful the rounded limbs and beautiful feet are each worthy of patient study taken as command more than The Perl Is llrs Ketchams Ideal of Moores lovely She has just flown from earth and stands before the of Paradise endeavor ing to buy entrance therein with her last sigh of a selfsacrlficln Her face is full of a joyous hope that the gift may be an acceptable the hand is flngers up curved and palm bearing the precious It Is the right ot which so beautifully says O mighty human o dauntless human The universe holds nothingpLtnned With such sublime transcendent art Thls Peri was one of several works executed by Ketcham while Rome and her It was on ex hibition some time In JTew York aud but recently reached her After seeing such product of original genius the impression is most vivid that in so endowing His children the Creator grants unto a few to be a second A tangible reality is created where be fore was but a vague a poets a conception of A full size ideal figure of Cecelia and one of Venus also adorn the both of much merit and both showing Ketehams wonderful skill in anat tomy as does her medallions and show facility and genius In giving the ex Few artists oossess both such marked excellence as this daughter of At the state capital In there is a bust of Abraham Lin her which Senator his close friend and cabinet officer pro nounces the best he has ever seen A labor of the very last for her on this wasabustofherllttledaugh ter baby and only some She was bornfaRome and hence her pretty name The artist mother thought her little one would ap preciate when a bust showing her Infantile features and at her death the work had received all bnt the last throughout the home are scattered bnsts of prominent men which have often before been mentioned In Tim HAWKEYE Her bust of the late Justice Samuel Miller has always elicited warm praise as has that of our distinguished Senator James Both are remarkable for their absolute fidelity to Tha people of Burlington have had an oppor tunity to judge of her unquestioned abil ity In the bust she made ot the late Tom The material worked with was not easily made to ex press llnesand shadesot That she could make her message clearly proved her right to the tltlo of The days and she spent In the contemplation of the design THE HAWKETE presents of the soldiers monument are well known to the writer She practically denied herself to every one during that giving her whole being to its consideration tnrJ tensity that told on when It was at last Its merit was attested by its selection by the commission though their decision is not final hoped by every one Interested la memorial that Ketchams design will be ultimately chosen and executed ta the lasting remembrance ot thevalor ot Iowas soldiers and the genii EARLY As KeUteil by Ketcham in a sonal In ISSfr a representative ot the Das Moine s Register an Interview while shewasvvlslttng Ja than and tha following extract Ketcham In heir owniword and asplratloni her sfrv t you my tearless appreciat amonKour slvelr years before taWngn could thesa f   

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