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Title Still Life (Ducks and Snipe)
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date ca. 1840
Medium oil
Support canvas
Dimensions 30 x 25 inches

ORNATE FRAME
Signature F.E. Fraser by C. Fraser;
Signature Location verso
Inscription NA
Credit line Museum Purchase
Accession Number 1924.003.0004
Collection Painting
Description The majority of the still life paintings exhibited in Charles Fraser's first retrospective exhibition in 1857 (about 25) were of dead game. In this example Fraser's approach is extremely realistic; he paid strict attention to the color and details of the animals. The rendering of the wood grain is strikingly modern and is reminiscent of trompe l'oeil masters William Harnett (1848-1892) and John Peto (1854-1907).

Notes:
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "Selections from the Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1977


Subjects Still Life
Birds
Hunting
Animals