STILL-LIFE WITH FRUIT IN A PIERCED PORCELAIN BASKET, AFTER JAMES PEALE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE PEALE FAMILY.
Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ inches.
Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York City, 1972.Note: James Peale painted several versions of this composition, one of which titled “Porcelain Bowl with Fruit,” 1830, is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In turn, Peale’s nephew, Rubens Peale, made four of his own copies of this work between 1857-58. See Paul D. Schweizer, “Fruits of Perseverance: The Art of Rubens Peale 1855-1865” in Lillian B. Miller, editor, “The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy 1770-1870,” p. 172.