Oil on canvas still life painting of fruit arrangement including purple and yellow grapes, a pear, apple, plums, and currants, a small bird's nest with two blue eggs at far left. The painting is signed at lower right with a monogram that appears as "GB" or "GBT" or a combination of those. The work is definitely of the 19th century, but it is difficult to be certain as to whether it be of English or American origin. Were I to make a choice I would lean strongly towards American, as it simply has that feeling to it. Most certainly it is by a listed artist. The canvas seems to have been relined at one time, but there is still some paint instability at upper left in a non critical area of the field. Measures 15" by 19 1/2" inside the liner, and 18 1/2" by 22 1/2" in contemporary frame.
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