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Examples of still life pictures by artists born between 1701 and 1850:

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftLuis Eugenio Melendez (Spanish, 1716-1780), Still Life with Figs, n.d., oil, 37 x 49 cm, Louvre.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJames Peale (American, 1739-1831), Still Life, 1825, oil on wood panel, Worcester Art Museum, MA.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJames Peale, Still Life: Balsam Apple and Vegetables, c. 1820s, oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches (51.4 x 67.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPeter Faes (Flemish, 1750-1814), Flowers by a Stone Vase, 1786, oil on wood panel, 20 x 14 7/8 inches (50.8 x 37.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftRaphaelle Peale (American, 1774-1825), Still Life with Cake, 1818, oil on wood panel, 10 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches (27.3 x 38.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAmerican, 19th century, Bowl of Fruit, early 19th century, National Gallery, Washington, DC.

 

 

Rubens Peale (American, 1784-1865).

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863), Basket of Flowers, 1848-49, oil on canvas, 42 1/4 x 56 inches (107.3 x 142.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See basket and Romanticism.

 

 

William Henry Fox Talbot (British, 1800-1877), Articles of Glass, 1843, photograph: salted paper print from calotype negative, Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

 

John F. Francis (American, 1808-1886), Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 50 inches (59.06 x 76.20 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.

 

 

Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819-1904)

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAdolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli (French, 1824-1886), Flowers in a Blue Vase, 1879-1883, oil on wood panel, overall, with added strip at right, 26 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches (67.3 x 48.9 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftCamille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903), Still Life with Apples and Pitcher, 1872, oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches (46.4 x 56.5 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Impressionism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightÉdouard Manet (French, 1832-1883), Peonies, 1864-65, oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches (59.4 x 35.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftÉdouard Manet, Strawberries, oil on canvas, 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches (21.3 x 26.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAntoine Vollon (French, 1833-1900), Still Life with Cheese, probably late 1870s, oil on canvas, 33 3/8 x 35 3/8 inches (84.8 x 89.9 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftEdgar [Hilaire-Germain-Edgar] Degas (French, 1834-1917), A Woman Seated Beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?), 1865, oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/2 inches (73.7 x 92.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. This is a portrait nearly overwhelmed by still life, or it's a still life used as a portrait. See Impressionism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHenri [Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore] Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904), A Plate of Apples, 1861, oil on canvas, 21.0 x 26.4 cm, Tate Gallery, London. See Batignolles Group.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHenri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904), Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1866, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches (73 x 60 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHenri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Pansies, 1874, oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches (47 x 56.5 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftHenri Fantin-Latour, Pansies, oil on canvas, 9 x 11 1/8 inches (22.9 x 28.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightOdilon Redon (French, 1840-1916), Flowers in a Chinese Vase, c. 1906, oil on canvas, 28 5/8 x 21 1/4 inches (72.7 x 54 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftOdilon Redon, Etruscan Vase with Flowers, 1900-10, tempera on canvas, 32 x 23 1/4 inches (81.3 x 59.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Symbolism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightOdilon Redon, Bouquet in a Chinese Vase, possibly 1912-14, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 19 5/8 inches (64.8 x 49.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJohn Wainwright (American), Still Life with Fruit, 1862, oil on canvas, 13 x 15 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPaul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906), Dish of Apples, c. 1875-77, oil on canvas, 18 1/8 x 21 3/4 inches (46 x 55.2 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Post-Impressionism, a quotation of Kandinsky about Cézanne's still life paintings, and Paul Cézanne.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPaul Cézanne, Still Life with Jar, Cup, and Apples, c. 1877, oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 29 inches (60.6 x 73.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPaul Cézanne, Apples, oil on canvas, 9 x 13 inches (22.9 x 33 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPaul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and Pears, 1885-87, oil on canvas, 17 5/8 x 23 1/8 inches (44.8 x 58.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPaul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, early 1890s, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 36 3/8 inches (73 x 92.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. (On the Met's page, you can enlarge any detail.)

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPaul Cézanne, Still Life with Apples, 1893-1894, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 32 1/8 inches (65.5 x 81.5 cm), J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA.

 

 

 

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), Apples and Grapes, probably 1879-80, oil on canvas, 26 5/8 x 35 1/4 inches (67.6 x 89.5 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926), Chrysanthemums, 1882, oil on canvas, 39 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches (100.3 x 81.9 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919), Roses and Jasmine in a Delft Vase (Roses et jasmin dans un vase de Delft), c. 1880-1881, oil on canvas, 32 x 25 5/8 inches (81.5 x 65 cm), The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, No. 3KP 524. Formerly collection Otto Krebs, Holzdorf. See Impressionism.

 

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre-Auguste Renoir, The Luncheon of the Boating Party (Le déjeuner des canotiers), 1881, oil on canvas, 51 x 68 inches (129.5 x 172.7 cm), Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. This painting presents a still life in its foreground as a focal point of this fête galante. The Collection offers The Story Behind the Masterpiece. See genre.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre-Auguste Renoir, Still Life with Peaches and Grapes, 1881, oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 5/8 inches (54 x 65.1 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre-Auguste Renoir, Still Life with Peaches, 1881, oil on canvas, 21 x 25 1/2 inches (53.3 x 64.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPierre-Auguste Renoir, Fruits from the Midi, 1881, [80 k,] oil on canvas, Art Institute of Chicago.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightPierre Auguste Renoir, Peaches and Almonds, 1901, oil on canvas, 31.1 x 41.3 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903), Still Life with Three Puppies, 1888, [140 k,] oil on canvas, 34 3/4 x 24 5/8 inches (88 x 62.5 cm), Museum of Modern Art, New York. See Post-Impressionism and Paul Gauguin.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftPaul Gauguin, Still Life with Teapot and Fruit, 1896, oil on canvas, 18 3/4 x 26 inches (47.6 x 66 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightStyle of Paul Gauguin (French, late 19th century); formerly attributed to Paul Gauguin himself, Still Life, oil on canvas, 15 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches (38.4 x 46.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

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