Emilie Preyer / Still Life with Fruit / 1873Emilie Preyer
Still Life with Fruit

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Creator Name: Preyer, Emilie
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1849 - 1930
Biography: After an early training with her father, Johann Wilhelm Preyer (1803-1889), Emilie painted her first still life in 1867. She worked in the same meticulous technique, perhaps slightly less accomplished, as that of her father. For study purposes, she visited museums in Dresden, Antwerp, and the Netherlands. Her oeuvre consists mainly of still lifes of fruit, apart from several early floral still lifes, and numbers about two hundred fifty paintings, many of which have found homes in the United States.
Gender: F
Creator Birth Place: Düsseldorf, 6 June 1849
Creator Death Place: Düsseldorf, 23 September 1930
Creator Name-CRT: Emilie Preyer
Title: Still Life with Fruit
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1873
Creation End Date: 1873
Creation Date: 1873
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on fabric
Dimensions: Unframed: 35cm x 46.5cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower right corner: Emilie Preijer 1873
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 458.1915
Credit Line: Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Possibly S. V. Harkness, Cleveland (see note 8). H. B. Hurlbut, Cleveland. On permanent loan to the CMA in 1915.
Context: This composition contains many elements that show Preyer's technical abilities. She convincingly rendered the various textures juxtaposed in this composition, such as the contrast between the white cloth and the polished marble table, and the reflecting surfaces of metal, water drops, and glass versus the delicate skin of peaches and grapes. The knife that appears to project out over the side of the table is an indicator of Preyer's familiarity with the tradition of Dutch still life painting.After early training with her father, Johann Wilhelm Preyer (1803-1889), Emilie Preyer painted her first still life in 1867. For study purposes, she visited museums in Dresden, Antwerp, and the Netherlands. She focused primarily on still lifes of fruit.
AMICA ID: CMA_.458.1915
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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