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Artist:
Andrew John Henry Way, born Washington, DC 1826-died Baltimore, MD 1888  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
34 1/8 x 27 in. (86.7 x 68.5 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1869
Luce Center Label:
Andrew John Henry Way created a dramatic setting for this still life. Cupids dance on the pedestal below the arrangement of fruit, and above the still life is an urn surrounded by dense foliage and trees. The succulent peaches and glistening grapes announce the abundance of the season, and the idyllic landscape to the left is a reminder of the fertile autumn soil. Way trained in Florence and fell in love with the colors and varieties of Tuscan grapes that populated the countryside. His still-life scenes were immensely popular among his Baltimore patrons.
Topic:
Landscape\season\autumn  Search this
Still life\fruit\grape  Search this
Allegory\season\autumn  Search this
Still life\fruit\peach  Search this
Still life\fruit\melon  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1984.47
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 5A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7733db8db-109e-4712-a697-ea943cdb0bc2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.47