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Preview image of work. graphite on off-white wove paper,  Still Life: Peaches and One Pomegranate 11100

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Still Life: Peaches and One Pomegranate

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Marsden Hartley (Lewiston, Maine, 1877 - 1943, Ellsworth, Maine)


Still Life: Peaches and One Pomegranate

Creation Date



20th century


24 5/16 in. x 18 3/4 in. (61.75 cm x 47.63 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

North America, United States, Maine

Medium and Support

graphite on off-white wove paper

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund


Public Domain

Accession Number


Marsden Hartley, the Maine-born modernist closely associated with the circle of friends around Alfred Stieglitz in New York, lived an itinerant life that brought him in contact with diverging artistic inspirations. The ponderous “Still Life: Peaches and One Pomegranate” is a marked departure from many of Hartley’s earlier, expressionist works. During the 1920s, he traveled to Aix-en-Provence, France, where he immersed himself in the works of Cezanne and produced multiple drawings of still lifes and landscapes that privileged simplicity of form and investigated spatial relations.