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Sword, Pistols, and Teacup

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Because so little is known of Stuart's life or patronage, one can only speculate on his motives for selecting the particular objects that appear in this still life. Stuart has depicted a porcelain teacup, saucer, and spoon; a pair of early eighteenth-century Queen Anne flintlock holster pistols;...

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Inscription

Lower right: Jas. R. Stuart/Madison, W[isconsin]

Provenance

The artist, probably until 1915; with John Levy, New York, 1944; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1944; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

1872 or after

Dimensions

51.75 x 61.59 cm (20 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.478

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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