Group of 2 Barton S. Hays Still Life Paintings

Barton S. Hays (American, 1826-1914). Two oil on board still life paintings. One depicting grapes, apples and plums on a table, and the other depicting a bouquet of red roses in a vase. The still life of flowers is initialed along the lower right. Although Hays initially gained popularity for his portraiture – such as his painting of then-governor of Indiana, William Henry Harrison – his focus shifted to still life paintings after his move to Minneapolis and it was these realistic paintings that were his most popular. He also created panorama paintings such as his painting depicting scenes from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s iconic novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Fruits; height: 9 1/4 in x width:12 1/2 in.; Roses; height: 12 1/4 in x width: 18 1/4 in.