Theodore Clement Steele, American, 1847–1926
Watercolor and gouache on paperboard
55.88 cm x 68.58 cm | 22 in x 27 in
Unsigned + undated
By permission, David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University
Gift of the Edmund Burke Ball heirs
Accession number: 0000.344.000
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.
This painting is untitled and undated. The medium is watercolor and gouache on paperboard. Famous gouache painters include William Turner (English, 1775 – 1851), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901), John Singer Sargent (American expatriate, 1856-1925), Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954).
- 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.
The painting was gifted to Ball State University by the heirs of Edmund Burke Ball.
The Ball family were American industrialists and philanthropists and their product most widely recognized still today are “Ball jars” which are used for canning.
The former Indiana State Normal College, Eastern Division was named Ball State University in 1965 in recognition of the family generosity. Ball State is one of a few public colleges in the U.S. that includes a family name.
Special thanks to the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Ball Family Collection