Mary A Hull, Still Life With Plums, Peach & Wasp

Mary A Hull, Still Life With Plums, Peach & Wasp

This fine 19th-century still life painting by British artist Mary A Hull (1835-1919) depicts two plums, a peach and a greedy wasp gnawing away. It’s nicely rendered with particular attention to the insect.

Hull was a drawing teacher and a specialist still life painter. One of her works appeared at the Royal Academy and it’s easy to see why.

The inclusion of the wasp here could be a reference to the fleeting nature of life itself. Signed, framed and glazed.

Learn more about Mary A Hull in our directory.

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 17½” x 14½” / 45cm x 37cm
Year of creation: c. 1900
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.

Conservation & History

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