This is an original oil painting from a New England estate by the Massachusetts artist named Henry Brooks (1898-1981). This painting is an excellent depiction of a country table scene with various items, such as a bowl, jug, fruit and grapes. His work shows a clean, crisp style and strong naturalistic use of color. It is rendered with exceptional detail and is somewhat reminiscent of the famous French artist, Jean Chardin. The artist, Henry Brooks, was born in Bedford, Ma. near Boston. In 1937, he lived at the famed Fenway Studios in Boston, a complex reserved for artists. While in Boston he was a student of the noted artist, William Paxton. He was a member of the Guild of Boston artists and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1937) among other places. Brooks came to Provincetown to paint with his friend, Ives Gammel and eventually retired to Cape Cod. Some Exhibitions: Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C. National Academy of Design, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Dimensions: The frame measures approx 29 " in height and 22" in width. The actual painting measures approx 24" in height and 18 1/4" in width.
The condition of this painting is very good.