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Eye Candy for Today: William McCloskey still life

William Joseph McCloskey
William Joseph McCloskey

Apples in a Basket, William Joseph McCloskey; oil on canvas; roughly 8 x 18 inches (20 x 46 cm). Link is to Wikimedia Commons. The original is in a private collection.

This still life by American painter William Joseph McCloskey — who was active in the late 19th and early 20 centuries — is much more painterly than it appears at first glance. You should be able to see some of his brushmarks in the enlarged crops above.