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Still Life with Fruit

Paul Lacroix

American Art

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–?).
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES 1869
DIMENSIONS 33 7/8 x 26 11/16 in. (86 x 67.8 cm)
SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "P. Lacroix N.Y. 68"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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