Fruit Still Life

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Fruit Still Life
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N0097.1976
Description: 
Roesen's large scale and colorful paintings made still lifes popular in America. His work is particularly noted for its profusion of objects. A prolific painter, Roesen is more celebrated now than during his somewhat mysterious lifetime. The historical records show Roesen came from Germany where he was probably trained as a decorative porcelain painter. He settled in New York City, then moved to Philadelphia, Huntington, Pennsylvania, and finally Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Still lifes of fruit were often hung in dining rooms in the 19th century as a symbol of bounty and a whet to the appetite.
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height 30 in ; width 25 in
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