Fruit art. Still lifes with something good to eat in each one. British. Oliver Clare, artist (1853-1927). Learned to paint from his father, George Clare, who painted still lifes too.

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“Plums and Gooseberries.” No date. Signed “Oliver Clare” on the lower right. Image © 1999 – 2020 SKINNER, INC. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3390B/lots/226
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Still life with fruit. No date. Oil on canvas. Image © Rhodes Fine Art Limited 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.nigelrhodesfineart.com/artists-artworks/2015/6/19/oliver-claire-1853-1927
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Still life. No date. Oil on panel. Signed. Image © 2008-2020 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/1205928-oliver-clare-oil-on-panel-signed

Fruit buttons and brooches from the 1940s. American. Marion Weeber Welsh, designer. Living from 1905 to 2000, she designed silverware as well.

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Buttons in the motif of pear cluster hanging from a branch. 1940s. American. Celluloid in golden yellow, orange-red, lime and Kelly green, and dark brown. Unsigned. Image © 2020, Metro Retro Vintage. Fair use license. via https://www.metroretrovintage.com/products/vintage-marion-weeber-pear-buttons-celluloid-fruit-set-of-2
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Bunches of celery buttons. ca. 1940s. American. Designed by Marion Weeber Welsh for La Mode buttons. In the public domain. via https://twitter.com/jordanvibert?lang=en
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Cherry pin in the motif of a cherry tree branch with five red cherries, green leaves, and a single cherry blossom on top. ca. early 1940s. American. Unsigned. Image © 2020, Metro Retro Vintage. Fair use license. via https://www.metroretrovintage.com/products/vintage-marion-weeber-cherries-brooch-red-celluloid-cherry-pin?variant=13623291445323

Still lifes of fruit by American artist Charles Ethan Porter. Living from 1847 to 1923, he was one of the first African Americans to exhibit at the National Academy of Design in New York City where he had also studied art.

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Untitled. (Bowl of Cherries). ca. 1890. Oil on canvas. Image © Michael Rosenfeld Art. Fair use license. via https://www.michaelrosenfeldart.com/artists/charles-ethan-porter-1847-1923/selected-works/4
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Untitled (cracked watermelon). ca. 1890. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fair use license. via https://hyperallergic.com/527270/the-story-of-charles-ethan-porter-an-african-american-still-life-painter/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20122619%20-%20New%20Little%20Women&utm_content=Daily%20122619%20-%20New%20Little%20Women+CID_432d052f05c19298a02ce78f91785f59&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=The%20Story%20of%20Charles%20Ethan%20Porter%20an%20African%20American%20Still-Life%20Painter
"Still life with Corn." ca. 1880.
“Still life with Corn.” ca. 1880. Image © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fair use license. via https://pixels.com/featured/still-life-with-corn-charles-ethan-porter.html
"Strawberries." 1888.
“Strawberries.” 1888. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/32357038@N08/3348368672

Fruit that looks good enough to eat for an eternal orchard wherever you hang them. American. William Mason Brown, painter. Living from 1828 to 1898, he started out with landscapes but switched to fruit.

"Brown peaches." No date.
“Brown peaches.” No date. Oil on canvas. Image ©2019 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Fair use license. via http://www.artnet.com/artists/william-mason-brown/peaches-zWgmpLmh9JX_sYnlL5Bfmw2
"Strawberries Strewn on a Forest Floor." ca. 1865-1870.
“Strawberries Strewn on a Forest Floor.” ca. 1865-1870. Oil on canvas. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/art/paintings/landscape-paintings/william-mason-brown-strawberries-strewn-on-forest-floor/id-a_4656262/
"The  Bounties of Nature." No date.
“The Bounties of Nature.” No date. In the public domain. via https://www.oceansbridge.com/shop/artists/b/bri-buy/brown-william-mason/the-bounties-of-nature

Fruit so luscious you’ll think your home is an orchard in late summer. Plates from the 1847 book “The Fruits of America: Containing Richly Colored Figures, and Full Descriptions of All the Choicest Varieties Cultivated in the United States”. Charles Mason Hovey, nursery man and seed merchant, author.

Mannings Elizabeth pear. Page 309.
Mannings Elizabeth pear. Page 309. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14596544387
Boston Pine strawberry
Boston Pine strawberry. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_fruits_of_America_-_containing_richly_colored_figures,_and_full_description_of_all_the_choicest_varieties_cultivated_in_the_United_States_(1848)_(14596230350).jpg
Crawford's late peach. Page 245.
Crawford’s late peach. Page 245. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14596512737

Luscious fruit painted by Adriaen Coorte, a Dutch Golden Age artist who lived from 1665 to 1707.

Gooseberries on a Table. 1701
Gooseberries on a Table. 1701. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. via commons.wikimedia.org. Artwork in the public domain.
Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly. 1693-95.
Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Painted Lady butterfly. 1693-95.  via nl.wikipedia.org. Artwork in the public domain.
Still life with five apricots. 1704.
Still life with five apricots. `1704. via fineartamerica.com. Artwork in the public domain.