Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping the day brings laughter and happiness for the holiday. Wishing for peace and a holiday with joy.

While preparing your table for the Thanksgiving meal, following are a few still life paintings from across the ages to celebrate the day of food, feasting and appreciation.

1772 -  Luis Meléndez (Spanish)

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"The Afternoon Meal (La Merienda)" by Luis Meléndez, ca. 1772. (Spanish, Naples 1716–1780 Madrid). Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 60 1/2 inches. The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982, Accession Number: 1982.60.39. Part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"The Afternoon Meal (La Merienda)" by Luis Meléndez, ca. 1772. (Spanish, Naples 1716–1780 Madrid). Oil on canvas, 41 1/2 x 60 1/2 inches. The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982, Accession Number: 1982.60.39. Part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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1866 - Henri Fantin-Latour (French)

 

"Still Life with Flowers and Fruit" by Henri Fantin-Latour, 1866. (French, Grenoble 1836–1904 Buré). Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, by exchange, 1980. Accession Number: 1980.3, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Still Life with Flowers and Fruit" by Henri Fantin-Latour, 1866. (French, Grenoble 1836–1904 Buré). Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches. Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Bernhard Gift, by exchange, 1980. Accession Number: 1980.3, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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1925 - Félix Vallotton (Swiss)

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"Still Life with Flowers" by Félix Vallotton, 1925. (Swiss, Lausanne 1865–1925 Paris). Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 × 23 3/4 inches. Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967. Accession Number: 67.187.117. Held by the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Still Life with Flowers" by Félix Vallotton, 1925. (Swiss, Lausanne 1865–1925 Paris). Oil on canvas, 28 7/8 × 23 3/4 inches. Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876-1967), 1967. Accession Number: 67.187.117. Held by the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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2014 -Matthew Weigle (American)

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"Toigo's Apples" by Matthew Weigle, 2014. Oil, 14 x 17 inches. Courtesy Grenning Gallery.

"Toigo's Apples" by Matthew Weigle, 2014. Oil, 14 x 17 inches. Courtesy Grenning Gallery.

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2015 - Sarah Lamb (American)

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"Petite Homage to Theibaud" by Sarah Lamb. Oil, 6.5 x 16 inches.

"Petite Homage to Theibaud" by Sarah Lamb. Oil, 6.5 x 16 inches.

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2015- Olive Reich (American)

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"Blue & White Bowl with Cherries" by Olive Reich. Watercolor.

"Blue & White Bowl with Cherries" by Olive Reich. Watercolor.

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2015 - Maryann Lucas (American)

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"Scattered Peaches and Stacked Plates" by Maryann Lucas, 2015. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy Grenning Gallery.

"Scattered Peaches and Stacked Plates" by Maryann Lucas, 2015. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy Grenning Gallery.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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