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Our Winter Art Show

December 2023
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Oranges brought from California and Florida by refrigerated railroad car were just beginning to be available in quantity in the Northern cities when William J. McCloskey appropriated the fruit as his subject (right). All his known works after 1891, when this canvas was painted, show oranges, lemons, or a combination of the two, still wrapped in the meticulously rendered tissue paper that was McCloskey’s unlikely hallmark.

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