Morston Constantine Ream
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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.
Oil on canvas
32 1/16 x 25 7/8 in. (81.4 x 65.8 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower left: ""Morston Ream / 76"
Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.139.1_bw.jpg)
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