Edwin Steele (British, 1850? - after 1912)
Still Life with Fruit
Oil on canvas, signed and dated: "1912"
Provenance: Sothebys, London
Painting: 18" x 26"
Frame: 23.5" x 31.5"
There were several Edwin Steeles painting in the 19th century. One whose dates were 1803-1871 would appear to have been primarily a landscape artist. Another whose dates are listed as 1837-1898 seems to be confused with and often listed as this artist since examples of his work are obviously from the same hand with the same signature “E. Steele”. Unfortunately there seems to be no biographical information available although he was a prolific and competent artist. His works are still lifes of flowers or fruit often incorporating pineapples, grapes and apples.