Theodore Clement Steele, American, 1847–1926
Oil on canvas
74.93 cm x 112.4 cm | 29.5 in x 44.25 in
Signed and dated lower right, T.C. Steele | 1918
Frank C. Ball Collection, gift of the Ball Brothers Foundation, accession number: 1995.035.09
Provenance Notes: Frank C. Ball, Muncie, Indiana, probably purchased from the artist; Ball State Brothers Foundation, Muncie, Indiana, given to Ball State University Museum of Art, 1995.
This painting is in the collection of the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana which includes the thirteen paintings by T.C. Steele listed below. These paintings represent three genres: portrait, landscape, still life.
- Portrait Study, signed / 1884
- Tennessee Mountain Land, signed / 1899
- Path Through the Woods, signed / 1900
- Portrait of John Ottis Adams, about 1900
- Untitled (landscape with houses), 1904
- Frosty Morning – Brookville, signed / 1905
- A Summer Day, signed / 1906
- Edge of the Field (a.k.a. Summer Pasture), signed / 1918
- Vase of Flowers, signed / 1919
- Afternoon in Late Autumn, signed / c. 1920-1922
- Peonies in a Dark Red Bowl, signed / 1923
- Untitled (Landscape, road on a hill) / n.d.
- Untitled (Landscape, cow on road) / n.d.
This painting was part of the private collection of Frank C. Ball who was one of five Ball brothers who established the Ball Corporation in the 1880’s. The Ball family were American industrialists and philanthropists, and their product most widely recognized product, the “Ball Jar” is still produced and used today for canning.
Special thanks to the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.