Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 11:00 to 6:00


by the artist's daughter, Helen Peto Smiley, reverse: PAINTED BY MY FATHER / John Frederick Peto / Helen Peto Smiley


The artist's daughter, Helen Peto Smiley, Island Heights, New Jersey.[1] Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Howard, Bryn Mawr, by 1965.[2] (Davis & Long, Co., New York), by 1976;[3] sold January 1977 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA.

Exhibition History
The Reminiscent Object. Paintings by William Michael Harnett, John Frederick Peto and John Haberle, Peale House Galleries, Philadelphia; La Jolla Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1965, no. 54, repro.
American Painting, Davis & Long Co., New York, 1976.
Important Information Inside: The Art of John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century America, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1983, no. 77, repro.
Feast for the Eyes: American Masterworks from the National Gallery of Art, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland, 2008, no cat.