Peale hailed from a family of distinguished Philadelphia artists highly regarded as skilled portraitists. However, he developed an affinity for still-life painting and despite his father’s initial disapproval, persevered to establish the tradition in America. Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket, one of his earliest signed and dated paintings, is likely among the group of still lifes that garnered critical acclaim at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1814.


  • Title: Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket
  • Creator: Raphaelle Peale
  • Date Created: 1813
  • Physical Dimensions: 36.8 x 44.5 cm
  • Rights: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Acquisition in memory of Ruth Carter Stevenson, President of the Board of Trustees, with funds provided by the Ruth Carter Stevenson Memorial and Endowment Funds
  • External Link: See on cartermuseum.org
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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