Conn was the founder of the C. G. Conn Band Instrument Company, which by the early 20th century was the largest manufacturer of brass and woodwind instruments in the world. Conn also distinguished himself as a politician, first serving as the mayor of Elkhart, Indiana, from 1880 to 1883, then as a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives in the late 1880s-early 1890s, before being elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress from 1893 to 1895. He is also known for establishing the Elkhart Daily Truth in 1890. The painting is accompanied by the aforementioned documents as well as several letters and additional inventories, which confirm the breadth and quality of Conn's personal art collection. The letters notably include extensive correspondence between Katherine Conn, C. G. Conn's wife, and Bohumir Kryl, the well-known Chicago-based Czech cornetist who doubled as an art collector, regarding payments owed to the Conns for several paintings that Kryl purchased from them. "/>Conn was the founder of the C. G. Conn Band Instrument Company, which by the early 20th century was the largest manufacturer of brass and woodwind instruments in the world. Conn also distinguished himself as a politician, first serving as the mayor of Elkhart, Indiana, from 1880 to 1883, then as a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives in the late 1880s-early 1890s, before being elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress from 1893 to 1895. He is also known for establishing the Elkhart Daily Truth in 1890. The painting is accompanied by the aforementioned documents as well as several letters and additional inventories, which confirm the breadth and quality of Conn's personal art collection. The letters notably include extensive correspondence between Katherine Conn, C. G. Conn's wife, and Bohumir Kryl, the well-known Chicago-based Czech cornetist who doubled as an art collector, regarding payments owed to the Conns for several paintings that Kryl purchased from them. "/> William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905) by Cowan's Auctions - 609847 | Bidsquare

William Adolphe Bouguereau (French, 1825-1905)

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