|Title||Still Life (Ducks and Snipe)|
30 x 25 inches
|Signature||F.E. Fraser by C. Fraser;|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|
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).
This text is adapted from Martha Severens "Selections from the Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1977