2 December 2004
Property of a Midwestern Museum
John F. Francis (1808-1886)
Still Life with Apples, a Basket and Chestnuts
signed, dated and inscribed 'J.F. Francis/Pinxit 1854.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
Private collection, Indiana, acquired directly from the artist.
Gifted to the present owner, 1941.
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