An Abundance of Fruit

James Peale, American, 1749 - 1831


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about 1820-1825

Oil on panel

Overall: 19 1/4 × 26 in. (48.9 × 66 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the bequest of Dr. Frank P. Stetz, given in loving memory of David Stewart Hull, Class of 1960; the Miriam H. and S. Sidney Stoneman Acquisition Fund; the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund; the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund; and the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W‘18 Fund



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in red crayon: Dining Room / Rembrandt Peale [sic]; in graphite: Varnish / Mrs. [illeg.]

Course History

SART 25, Painting I, Esme Thompson, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Penn's Promise: Still Life Painting in Pennsylvania, 1795-1930. May 29, 1988-July 31, 1988, no. 76.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 7, 2010-July 12, 2015.

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-August 16, 2020.

Publication History

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 110, ill. plate no. 41.

Chew, Paul A. and Russell E. Burke III. Penn's Promise: Still Life Painting in Pennsylvania, 1795-1930 (Greensburg, Penn.: Westmoreland Museum of Art), 1988, cat. no. 76, color).


Henry R. Shoch, Pennsylvania; to Bessie Shoch-Neel (his daughter), Merion Pennsylvania; R. H. Love Galleries, Inc., Chicago, Illinois; Sotheby‘s, New York, New York American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 30, 1989, lot 4; Private Collection; with Michael Altman Fine Art and Advisory Services by 2008; sold to present collection, 2010.

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