Bunch of Grapes

Andrew John Henry Way1873

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

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.

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  • Title: Bunch of Grapes
  • Creator: Andrew John Henry Way (American, 1826-1888)
  • Date Created: 1873
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  • Roles: Artist: Andrew John Henry Way (American, 1826-1888)
  • Provenance: Acquired by William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1873; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
  • Object Type: paintings
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] lower right: A.J.H. Way 1873
  • Exhibitions: The Walters' American Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006., Three Hundred Fifty Years of Art and Architecture in Maryland. Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park. 1984., 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.
  • Dimensions: H: 29 3/4 x W: 24 15/16 in. (75.5 x 63.4 cm); Framed H: 41 1/2 x W: 36 x D: 5 1/2 in. (105.4 x 91.4 x 14 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, 1873
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1887