This artfully composed still life of a dessert table evokes the material and aesthetic opulence of dining in a well-to-do Victorian home—the kind of setting in which the flatware exhibited below would have also appeared. Interestingly, the silver cream pitcher and sugar bowl decorated with Grecian motifs closely resemble objects produced by the Reed & Barton company at the time of Morston Ream’s painting.
- Artist: Morston Constantine Ream, American, 1840-1898
- Medium: Oil on canvas
- Dates: 1876
- Dimensions: 32 1/16 x 25 7/8 in. (81.4 x 65.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed lower left: ""Morston Ream / 76"
- Collections:American Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 87.139.1
- Credit Line: Dick S. Ramsay Fund
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Morston Constantine Ream (American, 1840-1898). Still Life, 1876. Oil on canvas, 32 1/16 x 25 7/8 in. (81.4 x 65.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 87.139.1
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)