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 Robert Spear Dunning  (1829 - 1905)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New Hampshire/Maine      Known for: lush still life, portrait and landscape painting

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Robert Spear Dunning
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Opulent Still Life
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Robert Spear Dunning was a founder in Massachusetts of the Fall River School*, which emphasized still life paintings.  He painted portraits and landscapes, but in 1865, his interest turned to still-life painting, which brought him notice and critical acclaim.

His highly realistic or "trompe l'oeil"* paintings usually had one or more prominent large objects such as a silver pitcher with luscious looking fruit on a highly polished table.  His early work was dark in color a (showing 500 of 5258 characters).

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