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Striped Tablecloth with Two Apples

1983 Leigh Palmer Born: Westerly, Rhode Island 1943 oil on linen 36 1/8 x 50 in. (91.8 x 127.1 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation 1986.6.69 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 45A

Luce Center Label

In this interior view the play of light enlivens the image, transforming an everyday still life into something much more animated. The bright reds and greens of the fruit appear to echo throughout the painting, from the richly mottled floor and wall to the wooden chair, glowing in the sunlight. Leigh Palmer painted the two apples in such detail that they appear three-dimensional, as if we can reach forward and take one from the sun-soaked table.


Architecture Interior - domestic - dining room

Landscape - phenomenon - light

Object - fruit - apple

Object - furniture - chest

Object - other - linens


paint - oil

fabric - linen

About Leigh Palmer

Born: Westerly, Rhode Island 1943

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