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: 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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


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

American Art, Colonial to Modern, Israel Sack Gallery and Rush Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 12, 2021.

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

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–July 22, 2022

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

Publication History

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).

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.


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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