Impressionist oil on wood panel still life of jumbled table objects, attr. Ralph Wormeley Curtis (American, 1854-1922). Unsigned with name plate attached to lower central frame. Hirschl & Adler Galleries Inc. label en verso (#APG 1412OD.05) with remnants of other, earlier label. Later giltwood frame with linen liner. 5-1/2" x 9" sight, 11" x 14-1/4" framed. Provenance: private Nashville collection. Biography (courtesy AskArt: The Artists' Bluebook) – Ralph Wormelely Curtis was raised in a wealthy Boston family and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris under Gustave Boulanger and Jules-Joseph Lefebvre. His parents owned the Palazzo Barbaro on Venice's Grand Canal, which became a meeting place for artists including Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner. Curtis was also close to John Singer Sargent, who was a distant cousin; the pair traveled to Holland to paint together in 1880. Between 1881 and 1893, Curtis exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon. Condition: Painting in excellent condition. Some small light stains to linen liner and small scattered abrasions/losses to frame. Condition: Painting in excellent condition. Some small light stains to linen liner and small scattered abrasions/losses to frame.
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