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Abbott Fuller Graves (American, 1859-1936) oil on canvas still life depicting a windowsill laden with glassware, including a tall vase with roses (some wilting) and a basket of pink flowers (possibly lilacs). Sunlight creates dappled shadows across the surface of the sill. Visible through the window panes are tall and lush flowering bushes, likely azaleas. Foliage is also visible in the foreground suggesting a house plant on the floor. Signed lower left. Housed in the original carved gilt wooden frame. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 23 1/2" W. Framed – 19 5/8" H x 27 5/8" W. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists" Bluebook): Boston Impressionist painter Abbott Fuller Graves was noted for his paintings of flowers — garden scenes and still lifes in particular — which show the influence of European impressionism. He studied painting in Europe where he roomed with Edmund Tarbell, and later taught at the Cowles Art School in Boston where his fellow faculty member Childe Hassam proved influential on his work. Although Graves did most of his painting in Paris and New England, he visited New Orleans during the winters of 1927 and 1928, where he was inspired to paint the courtyards of the Vieux Carre. CONDITION: Three old patches noted to the back of the canvas although the painting does not fluorescence to the corresponding areas on the front of the painting when examined under blacklight.