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Fruit and Flower Piece

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Fruit and Flower Piece is one of the few known paintings by William Sharp, an artist who worked primarily as a printmaker making illustrating botanical publications. Sharp emigrated from England and in the late 1830s settled in Boston where he was one of the first to experiment with color...

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Inscription

Lower right: W Sharp. pinxt 1848 Boston

Provenance

The artist; Mrs. Lottie J. Whitney, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; to Mrs. Robert W. Swift, Jr., Milton, Mass., her granddaughter; with Gustav Klimann, Boston, 1959; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1959; to MFA, 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

1848

Dimensions

91.44 x 73.66 cm (36 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

64.449

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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