Arts Everyday Living: Post-Thanksgiving Still Lifes–Strawberries & Cream, Cakes, and Cheese

Raphaelle Peale, Strawberries and Cream, 1816, oil on wood, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Thanksgiving is over, but are you still hungry?  However, are these three still lifes by early American artist Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825) actually appetizing?


Raphaelle Peale, Still Life with Cake, oil on panel, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York


Raphaelle Peale, Cheese and Three Crackers, 1813, oil, Location Unknown

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