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When he died of pneumonia, contracted after shoveling snow, Crested Swans was one of the pieces that surrounded Scholl's casket during the wake. 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I suspect that he was an outsider artist who was creating these wonderful things for himself. I only know of the two that we have and one other owned by the donor. 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Fortunately, Reverend Romig recognized the beauty of the work, retrieved what he could, and kindly donated two pieces to the Memorial Art Gallery: The Nativity and The Last Supper [99.14], which is being conserved. [Gallery label text, 2002]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Reverend David W. Romig", "Copyright_Type" : "See Notes & Histories-Copyright Notes", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "United States", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/99.15_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/99.15_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/99.15_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/99.15_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "14787", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }