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Morston Ream  (Am., 1840-1898)

Morston Ream (Am., 1840-1898)

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Morston Constantine Ream (American, 1840-1898)

Oil-on-canvas, signed and dated "Morston Ream/75" on the stretcher.

Provenance: The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.

Painting size: 24" x 18"
Frame size: 31" x 25"

A painter from Cleveland, Ohio, Ream began his career in the arts while working as an assistant to photographer, James F. Ryder. He later moved to New York City and made a name for himself as a successful painter of still lifes. Ream presumably shipped his paintings back to Cleveland in the 1870's and Ryder exhibited them in his gallery, an extension of his photographic studio.

Falk, Peter, ed. Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975
Gerdts, William H. Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting
Smithsonian Inventory of American Painters.