Still Life with Purple Plums and Cantaloupes

Artist

Frederick S. Batcheller (1836–1889)

Date

19th century

Medium

Oil on artist board

Dimensions

Other: 30.8 x 46.7 cm (12 1/8 x 18 3/8 in.) (unframed)

Description
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Frederick Batcheller was trained in that city as a stonecutter. But by the time of the Civil War, he had turned to painting, specializing in landscapes and especially still-lifes. This excellent example from the latter category is typical of the artist’s work and probably dates from the 1870s.
Credit Line

Anonymous gift, 2011

Object Number

UR339