Still Life with Cherries, Apple and Pear

(1881–1940)

Size: 16 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (41.9 x 54 cm)
Medium: Watercolor
Signed and dated lower left: E. Horter / 1939
Why We Love It

In this whimsical abstract still life, Horter demonstrates his keen interest in Cubism. Horter was not only an artist, but an avid collector of modernist works as well. This lovely picture embraces his eclectic admiration for other artists of the period while proving that he was exceptionally talented in his own right.

The Value

It is a small, but wonderful gem of a painting. In very fine condition, this is a great example of pre-war American modernism.