Walter Gay was born in Hingham, Mass in 1856. He went to Paris in 1876, where he studied art. He primarily painted interiors, where he would leave the impression that the room had been occupied. He also painted realistic views of peasants in Brittany. In 1907 he
married Matilda and moved into a 300 acre chateau where he lived until his death in 1937. When Gay died, the New York Times referenced him as the "Dean of American Painters in France."
This is an original oil on board painting by Walter Gay signed lower left W. Gay 1895. The colors used in this still life are vibrant and rich, the painting is in good condition and is framed in shadow box frame measuring 17 x 13.