Description The grapes in this painting have been identified as the Prince Albert variety, which William T. Walters grew at his Govans estate, Saint Mary's. Way was a Baltimore painter who began his career as a portraitist; but, on the advice of the influential Düsseldorf artist Emanuel Leutze (known for his famous work, "Washington Crossing the Delaware," in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), he turned to still lifes, specializing in such subjects as bunches of grapes and oysters.
- Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life. Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; National Academy of Design, New York. 1981-1982.
- Three Hundred Fifty Years of Art and Architecture in Maryland. Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park. 1984.
- The Walters' American Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1873 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1873
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