WILLIAM MICHAEL HARNETT (1848-1892)
William Michael Harnett (1848-1892)
WILLIAM MICHAEL HARNETT (1848-1892)
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WILLIAM MICHAEL HARNETT (1848-1892)

Eleme Figs and Newspaper

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WILLIAM MICHAEL HARNETT (1848-1892)
Eleme Figs and Newspaper
signed with initials in monogram and dated 'WM Harnett/1876' (lower right)
oil on canvas
20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.1 cm.)
Painted in 1876.
Provenance
The artist.
(Probably) Mr. Gilbert, Grand Rapids, Michigan, acquired from the above.
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 16 October 1974, lot 31.
Private collection, New York, acquired from the above.
Acquired by the present owner, circa 1987.

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Lot Essay

"Eleme" is a nineteenth-century term referring to hand-picked figs of superior quality that were often neatly packed in boxes as depicted in the present example.

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