Fish House Door
John Frederick Peto ( American, 1854 - 1907 )
An eel-fisher's tools of the trade are the subject of this late still life by John Frederick Peto, a close associate of William Michael Harnett, the other great trompe l'oeil ("fool the eye") still life painter of the late 19th century. Peto often chose to represent doors with objects hanging on or tacked to them, such as in this work. he frequently included highly personal symbolic details in the seemingly random assemblages
William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label text, 2006
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
View another version of a fish house door by John Frederick Peto at PAFA.