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Inscription

across center reverse: Painted by James Peale Sen / 1824.

Provenance

Private collection, New Jersey; (Frank S. Schwartz & Son, Philadelphia), by 1987; sold 1 February 1988 to the Jeanne Rowe Mathison Family Trust; gift 1990 to NGA.[1]

Exhibition History
1988
Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1988-1989, no. 58.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 138-139, color repro.
2008
Feast for the Eyes: American Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, 2008, no cat.
Bibliography
1987
Schwarz, Robert Devlin. A Gallery Collects Peales. Philadelphia, 1987: 54, pl. 43.
1988
Cikovsky, Nicolai, Jr.Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Washington, D.C., 1988: 77, pl. 58.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 43-46, color repro.