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Still Life with Celery and Wine

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Still Life with Celery and Wine

Artist: Raphaelle Peale (American, 1774 - 1825)

Date: 1816
Medium: Oil on wood
Overall: 12 3/8 x 17 1/8in. (31.4 x 43.5cm)
Framed: 21 x 25 x 2 1/2in. (53.3 x 63.5 x 6.4cm)
Signed: Lower right: 'Raphaelle Peale 1816'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 66.30
Label Text
American painters of the pre-Civil War era strove to create still lifes that realistically depicted humble objects. For the viewer, the appeal of a still life comes from the opportunity for a meditative encounter with everyday items—to examine, for example, fruit and flowers in minute detail and to explore their symbolic meaning. Each still life, whether austerely simple or lavishly decorative, is a feast for the eyes and a riddle for the mind.

Museum Purchase, 66.30

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