Still-life with Flute and Times

Oil on canvas | 11.6 x 15.7in | 1877

William Michael Harnett

In 1886, Irish-born William Harnett was arrested by New York police for displaying one of his paintings. His depiction of a five-dollar bill was so realistic he was charged with counterfeiting and scolded for wasting his talents on such endeavors. Cl...
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