Oil on canvas painting, unsigned, featuring a cluster of green grapes and apples, a woven basket at upper left, 8 1/4" by 11 1/4", 13 1/2" by 16 1/2" in modern day quality reproduction frame, circa 1880's. The canvas stencil on reverse is of Reeves & Sons, 113 Cheapside, London (the well-known art supplies firm moved to that address in 1857 and remained there until 1890). When acquired this work had attached a modern handwritten note with "Lisa Statt Sterling/1800's". I do not see a listed artist by that name. For the time being this painting will be described as by an anonymous artist. The sedate colors and complementary framing make for a subtle and unobtrusive traditional painting that will work in a lot of interiors. There is a little stretcher bar show-through and a dusty surface but the work is essentially in very good condition considering that it is over 125 years old.
English 19th century still life painting of grapes and apples and basket