Lot 74
George Clare (English, 1830-1900), Grapes, Apples, Plums and Strawberries on a Mossy Bank
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), signed at lower right, presented in a period appropriate ornate gilt frame with linen liner.

Stretcher size 18 x 24 in.; Frame dimensions 24 1/2 x 30 1/4 in.

Private Collection, Richmond, Virginia

Born in Hertfordshire, George Clare is well known for his charming still lifes of flowers and fruit. While much is unknown of his training, he was greatly influenced by William Hunt. He first exhibited in 1864 at the Royal Academy, and later at the British Institution, and the Royal Society of British Artists. He was the father of a dynasty of still life artists, with his sons Oliver Clare and Vincent Clare following in his footsteps.

Some loss and cracks to frame; faint craquelure.