Still Life with Fruit, Cheese, Wine, Milk, Cakes and Peppermint Sticks

large antique still life

Tear Sheet

Probably New York State

c. 1850-70

Oil on canvas

39 ¾" x 47 ¾"; in a contemporary frame, 46 ½" x 54 ½"

Provenance: A New England family; Kinnaman & Ramaeckers; Private NY Collection; Private CA Collection.
Illustrated: Philadelphia Antiques Show Catalog 1995, cover & p. 40; The Magazine Antiques (November 1983), p. 822.

Monumental in scale, this magnificent American folk art still life is signed “Durand del” signifying that the artist was proud of being a delineator or print maker by profession. The composition, abundant with cheese, fruit, cakes and peppermint sticks seemingly floating on marble shelves, is striking against the black back drop.