SOLD A Basket of Plums

by Levi Wells Prentice (1851–1935)
Oil on canvas
8 x 9⅞ inches
Signed lower right: L.W.Prentice



The artist

Estate of above

Imogene Prentice, daughter of above

Private collection, gift of above

Sale, Christie's, New York, New York, September 22, 1993, lot 14, from above

Private collection, New York, New York

Related Work

Still Life with Plums, ca. 1899, oil on canvas, 11½ x 17½ inches, signed lower right: L.W.Prentice.; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

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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