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Portrait of Alice Lyons, ca. 1855

Oil on canvas
39 × 28 in
99.1 × 71.1 cm
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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Indianapolis
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 51.49, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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John Jacob Hegler
Swiss-American, 1812–1856
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Little is known of John Jacob Hegler’s life in Switzerland before he left his father’s mill and emigrated to the state of Indiana in the United States. Though he only began to pursue a serious career in painting upon his arrival, his aptitude for drawing suggested that he had been trained during his time in Europe. In Indiana, Hegler enjoyed success painting portraits. He once placed an advertisement in the paper, for creating “portraits from good daguerreotypes and also from corpses if called upon immediately after death.”

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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 51.49, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual …

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Accession Number: 51.49, Indianapolis Museum of Art Object Type: Visual Works: Paintings

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Painting
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John Jacob Hegler
Swiss-American, 1812–1856
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Little is known of John Jacob Hegler’s life in Switzerland before he left his father’s mill and emigrated to the state of Indiana in the United States. Though he only began to pursue a serious career in painting upon his arrival, his aptitude for drawing suggested that he had been trained during his time in Europe. In Indiana, Hegler enjoyed success painting portraits. He once placed an advertisement in the paper, for creating “portraits from good daguerreotypes and also from corpses if called upon immediately after death.”

Portrait of Alice Lyons, ca. 1855

Oil on canvas
39 × 28 in
99.1 × 71.1 cm
Permanent collection
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