Artist Robert S. Duncanson, American, 1821 - 1872
Title
  • Fruit Piece
Date 1849
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 14 × 20 inches (35.6 × 50.8 cm)
Framed: 21 1/8 × 27 × 3 1/8 inches (53.7 × 68.6 × 7.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Estates of Miss Elizabeth Gray Walker and Mr. Henry Lyster Walker
Accession Number 57.84
Department African American Art
On View African American W274, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower right: R. S. Duncanson
Inscriptions Dated, lower right under signature: 1849
ca. 1849, Henry N. Walker (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
until 1957, Walker family (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1957-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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