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Still Life with Apples and Chestnuts

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From the time of James Peale's death in 1831 until the mid-century, few Americans painted still lifes. John Francis was one of a small number of American artists who came to prominence for his work in the genre at this time. He initially earned his living as an itinerant portrait painter whose...

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Inscription

Lower left: J.F. Francis Pt 1859

Provenance

The artist; private collection, Philadelphia; with Victor Spark, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865

1859

Dimensions

63.5 x 76.52 cm (25 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1145

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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