Materials for a Leisure Hour  1879

by William Harnett

William Michael Harnett achieved enormous popularity with a type of still life that involved the use of trompe l’oeil. This concept, which offered a modern rethinking of the traditional vanitas using everyday, contemporary objects, had a profound influence on American painters and a series of great masters of trompe l’oeil arose around the end of the 19th century. Some of ...
38 x 51.5 cm
Oil on canvas
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