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19th Century Painting
Image Size: 13 3/16 x 17 3/16 in.
Susan Waters (aka Susan Catherine Moore Waters)
(Binghampton, NY, 05/18/1823 - 07/07/1900, Trenton, NJ)
Bibliography: Artist bibliography:
Chotner, Deborah, with Julie Aronson, Sarah D. Cash, Laurie Weitzenkorn. American Naive Paintings. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the National Gallery of Art, 1993, pp. 388-9.
Heslip, Colleen Cowles. Mrs. Susan C. Waters: 19th-Century Itinerant Painter. Farmville, VA: Longwood Fine Arts Center, 1979.
Commentary: While the inclusion of animals, especially sheep, became typical in her work, Waters departed from this in "Still Life." Thought to be influenced by James Peale's "Still Life No. 2" from 1821, Waters used a darker palette than formerly, making skillful use of shadow. The detail of the fruit, particularly the berries, is suggestive of the influence of the early botanical illustrations with which she established her talent.
Exhibition: "The World Through 19th Century Eyes," 67th Annual Exhibition, R-MWC, March 26-April 16, 1978.
Provenance: Coe Kerr Gallery, Inc.
R-MWC Art Collection. Purchase from the above, 1978.
- 19th Century
- Still Life
This object is a member of the following portfolios (click any portfolio name to view all objects in that portfolio):
- Century:19th Century
- Subject Type:Still Life