James Peale / Still Life: Balsam Apple and Vegetables / ca. 1820sJames Peale
Still Life: Balsam Apple and Vegetables
ca. 1820s

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Creator Name: Peale, James
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1749-1831
Creator Name-CRT: James Peale
Title: Still Life: Balsam Apple and Vegetables
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1820
Creation End Date: 1829
Creation Date: ca. 1820s
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 26 1/2 in. (51.4 x 67.3 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 39.52
Credit Line: Maria DeWitt Jesup Fund, 1939
Rights: http://www.metmuseum.org/

This painting dates from a peak period of James Peale's career. While he typically used somber colors and linear forms, his use of vivid colors and painterly execution in this work suggest that it is a somewhat experimental exercise. With its focus on lavish vegetable forms, this work resembles still lifes of the Spanish school. The vegetables are, from left to right, okra, blue-green cabbage, crinkly Savoy cabbage, Hubbard squash, eggplant, balsam apple, tomatoes, and purple-red cabbage.

AMICA ID: MMA_.39.52
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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