OPEN TODAY 10-5pm CAFÉ 10-5pm
OPEN

Still Life (Ducks and Snipe), ca. 1840, by Charles Fraser

Still Life (Ducks and Snipe), ca. 1840 Charles Fraser (American, 1782 - 1860)

Still Life (Ducks and Snipe), ca. 1840
Charles Fraser (American, 1782 – 1860)
Oil on canvas; 30 x 25 inches
Gibbes Museum of Art, Museum Purchase (1924.003.0004)

The majority of the still life paintings exhibited in Charles Fraser’s first retrospective exhibition in 1857 (about 25) were of dead game. In this example Fraser’s approach is extremely realistic; he paid strict attention to the color and details of the animals. The rendering of the wood grain is strikingly modern and is reminiscent of trompe l’oeil masters William Harnett (1848 – 1892) and John Peto (1854 – 1907).

Related Content

International Perspectives

In February 2014, the Gibbes took a group of museum members on a trip to Cuba. I was lucky enough to travel with the group and it was an incredible…

READ MORE

The Colorful Collector behind the Black and White Photographs

The selection of fourteen photographs by major twentieth-century photographers now on view in Gallery 3 in the exhibition Magic in the Mundane: Modernist Photography features works by modern masters like…

READ MORE

THE DAILY BY BUTCHER & BEE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GIBBES MUSEUM

Introducing The Daily at the Gibbes: Beginning in early-2018, The Daily will assume operations of the Gibbes Museum Café installing a new concept and serving favorites from the Upper King…

READ MORE

Looking Back to Summer Fun

For the first time ever, the Gibbes offered a summer teen camp for ages 13 and up. Two week-long portrait study sessions were offered in June and July. Long-time Gibbes…

READ MORE