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STILL LIFE

Made by: William Hughes

Currently in storage


About this object

A still life of fruit. At the center is an ornate compote, filled with a pineapple, purple and white grapes, leaves and two apples. Below the compote, is a platter filled with more grapes and peaches, raspberries, and leaves. To the right is an ornate metal pitcher and a wine glass with two pears at their bases. The pitcher has elaborate high relief images on its sides of mythological scenes. The still life is arranged on top of a carved wooden table, a portion of which can be seen at the lower left of the painting. The table is covered with a wool fringed carpet or shawl, the edge of which is seen in the center bottom of the painting. The background is a dark green color with brownish scrolls.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
STILL LIFE
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
England
Date made:
1879
Size:
90.2 × 69.9 cm (35 1/2 × 27 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.189
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE; DATE lower left: W Hughes 1879
Credit line:
Gift of General Foods, 1978