Two (2) Oliver Clare (United Kingdom, 1853-1927) oil on canvas still life paintings with fruit, one of peaches with apples, and the other of raspberries with lemons. Both signed lower right and housed in carved gilt wood frames. Equal sizes. Sight – 8 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Frames – 14" H x 12" W. Late 19th to early 20th century. Biography: Oliver Clare was the son of George Clare, whose work greatly influenced his own. Like his father, he painted still lifes of flowers and fruits, and the two shared similar painting techniques. He exhibited at theRoyal Academy,Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, the Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, and theRoyal College of Art. Provenance: Living Estate of Frances Fulton, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: Both paintings overall good condition. Minor craquelure to areas of dark brown. Small scratch (1" L) to surface of painting with peaches, in upper half of painting on centermost peach.
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