An American still life oil painting by Andrew John Henry Way ( Baltimore 1826-1888 ). Way was born in the District of Columbia and died in Baltimore, MD. He began his career in art as a portrait painter after studying at the studio of Michel-Martin Drolling in 1850 in Paris, and later at the Academia Della Bella Arte in Florence, Italy. A German painter named Emanuel Leutze saw a still life by Way and convinced him to pursue this area which he did the rest of his life. One of Way's clients was William Walters (founder of the Walters Art Museum where many Way paintings are housed). His early paintings of grapes are reminiscent of works by the Peale artists of the earlier period. He exhibited frequently including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and won a medal at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. He was a very popular artist in his day and is represented in many museums. The painting is in good condition with small repairs/inpaints as can be seen on the reverse photo. The painting has been professionally cleaned and the outer frame added. Signed in the lower left. Measures 12"high X 10"wide(sight) and 18"high X 16"wide(framed).
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