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Blue bottle with pears and plums
  • William Judson Dickerson
    born: El Dorado, Kansas, United States ; died: Wichita, Kansas, United States
  • Blue bottle with pears and plums, 1950–1969
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Frame Dimensions: 27 1/4 x 35 1/4 x 1 1/4 in
  • Gift of Ginny and Dick DeVore
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0100

A blue wall is the backdrop for a still life. On a table covered in blue is a large blue glass vase or bottle, an open book, a basket of pears and plums, a single plum lying in the foreground on the table, and a letter on the right. Only half of the letter is inside the frame. In the upper left corner the lower part of a tree can be seen. This may be a painting or we may be viewing the tree through a window.