still life with plate with yellow apple, two frosted cakes, brown berries and an orange fruit, with leaves behind plate; small stemmed glass with pale yellow beverage at L

Still Life with Fruit, Cakes and Wine, 1821

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Gift of Don and Diana Lee Luckerexpand_more  2008.49

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Raphaelle Peale painted still lifes at a time when doing so was not popular. Portraits like those by his father, the painter Charles Willson Peale, were more prestigious. Though considered suitable for amateurs, still lifes were generally regarded as beneath professional artists like the Peale family. But in his later years Raphaelle concentrated on them, becoming the first professional still-life painter in the United States. Still Life with Fruit, Cakes, and Wine, which includes dates and hazelnuts, was likely a Christmas gift. It is dated December 24, 1821.

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Title
Still Life with Fruit, Cakes and Wine
Artist Life
1774 - 1825
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2008.49
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still life with plate with yellow apple, two frosted cakes, brown berries and an orange fruit, with leaves behind plate; small stemmed glass with pale yellow beverage at L