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Sale 284 Lot 40
Sold for US$34,000

Rubens Peale (attributed to) (Pennsylvania, 1784-1865) STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT (Watermelon and Peaches) oil on canvas, framed, unsigned, verso inscribed: painted by Rubens Peale, 1857 (presumably from original canvas) H20" W26 1/2"

Provenance: Millicent Rogers
Estate of Arturo Peralta Ramos II

Literature: Kloss, William. ART IN THE WHITE HOUSE: A NATION'S PRIDE. Washington, DC: White House Historical Association, 2008, p.367
Seller, Charles Coleman. A PAINTER'S DECADE. Art Quarterly, Summer 1960, pp.139-151

Other Notes: Closely related to painting with pink watermelon and same table setting, sold at Freeman's (6 Dec. 2015, Lot 12); and another in the White House collection (ID# 3060)
Estimate $ 10,000-15,000

Condition statement: relined; UV reveals old professional restorations of craquelure to upper right quadrant, and scattered throughout.

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