Portfolio: John N. Chester Estate Fund Awards
John Needels Chester (Groveport, OH 1864–1955 Urbana, IL), graduated from University of Illinois 1891 with a degree in engineering, earned his professional degree in civil engineering in 1909 and his master's from UIUC in 1911. After his career as an engineer, he served as the director of the University of Illinois Foundation. Subsequent to his death he donated papers and items to the university, as well as setting up an endowment to purchase art for University of Illinois. These artworks were purchased with awarded Estate Funds.
Allegory of the plight of the Netherlands at the beginning of the year 1672, (De Worstelende Maagd, Tot Bescherming van hare Vryheyt), 1672
Battle on the Sound on November 8, 1658 (Zee Slagh inde Sont Op den 8. November 1658)
Depiction of the Lords and Brothers Cornelis and Johan de Witt (Op de Afbeeldinge der heeren gebroederen Cornelis en Johan de Witt)
Lamentation or the Ordained Remorseful Plea (Iamertiens Oft Aventuersche berouw Clacht gedaen / aen den Ouwe trouwe Geus van de Cort Rijcke Heeren tot een Nieu-Jaer)
Mirror of the Street, Citizen's Justice (Spiegel van Staet, en Recht der Burgers)
The Terrible Death of Johan and Cornelis de Witt (Afbeelding en verhaal van 't schriklik omkomen van mr. Johan de Wit (...) en sijn broeder mr. Cornelis de Wit...)