A Basket of Apples

by Levi Wells Prentice (1851–1935)
Oil on canvas
10⅛ x 12 inches
Signed lower right: L.W.Prentice.



The artist

Private collection, gift from above

Private collection, son of above, by descent from above

Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, December 4, 2002, lot 135, from above

[With] Eastward-Ho Gallery, Beaufort, South Carolina

Private collection, New York, New York

Related Work 

Basket of Apples, 1895, oil on canvas, 22¼ x 18 inches; Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Artist Biography

A talented American artist best known for his Adirondack landscapes and detailed still-life paintings.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII. Suggested Resources

I. Biography

Levi Wells Prentice was born on December 18, 1851 in Harrisburg, New York, and was raised on a farm in nearby Lewis County. By the 1870s, the Prentice family was living in Syracuse, where the artist began painting the Adirondack Mountains. Later, at the age of twenty-three, Prentice formally declared himself a landscape painter.(1)

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