Andrew John Henry Way, born Washington, DC 1826-died Baltimore, MD 1888 Search this
oil on canvas
34 1/8 x 27 in. (86.7 x 68.5 cm.)
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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.