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Wine, Cheese, and Fruit  1857

by John F Francis

Succulent grapes, crumbling cheese, sparkling wine in elegant glasses, and cognac in tumblers are depicted in this opulent dessert picture by John Francis. Originally an itinerant portrait painter, Francis turned to still life in the mid-19th century when the availability of daguerreotype portraits rendered his trade obsolete. The penchant for household embellishment among...
63.5 × 76.2 cm (25 × 30 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago