19th Century California Still Life of Oranges P1396

This unsigned oil carries all the promise of California in its luscious depiction of plenty, at a time when the American settlers were arriving in their thousands from the East. In the general imagination, literal fruitfulness was embodied in California’s legendary, emblematic, and now, alas, largely vanished orange groves. Health and wealth and happiness to follow, these were the guarantees, and many were the folk whose expectations were fulfilled, and even surpassed. We love this work.

16.5″ x 24″, frame 23″ x 30.5″. In wonderful condition.

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