Still Life with Fruit
This work by the little-known painter Paul Lacroix, dating from the last year of his active career, demonstrates the strong influence of the still life expert Severin Roesen, who had worked in New York from about 1848 to 1857. After favoring simply arranged fruits on rough stone ledges earlier in his career, Lacroix began to paint more elaborate displays of fruit on veined-marble tables in the 1860s. This painting may have been owned by the nineteenth-century Brooklyn resident Garret Bergen (1817–?).
- Artist: Paul Lacroix, American, active in the United States 1857-1869
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1869
- Dimensions: 33 7/8 x 26 11/16 in. (86 x 67.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: "P. Lacroix N.Y. 68"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 50.143.1
- Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Paul Lacroix (American, active in the United States 1857-1869). Still Life with Fruit, 1869. Oil on canvas, 33 7/8 x 26 11/16 in. (86 x 67.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters, 50.143.1
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)