John Jacob Hegler was a Swiss-American folk artist active in Ohio and Indiana. He produced this portrait on commission from the sitter’s father, Dr. Lewis D. Lyons of Attica, IN. The Indianapolis Museum of Art observes the “rugged setting” reminiscent of “frontier conditions that existed in Indiana in the 1850s,” and the child’s serious expression, reflecting “the mid-19th century concept of children as small adults.” Hegler once advertised his services in a Lafayette, IN newspaper, offering “portraits from good daguerreotypes and also from corpses if called upon immediately after death.”
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John Jacob Hegler : “Portrait of Alice Lyons” (c. 1855)
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