Smoking Paraphernalia

Date Created
1891
Work Medium
Dimensions
18 1/4 in. x 12 in.
CR Number
CR.MJA.MISL1013
Signature
Signed/dated: M. Alten/91 lower right
Signature Details
This work is probably the closest the artist ever came to producing a Trompe-l'oeil painting.

The paraphernalia includes a sixteen ounce tobacco pouch and a box of Habana Cuban cigars. Alten, an avid cigar smoker, often depicted himself in self portraits holding or smoking cigars.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Location
Provenance

Private collection

With Christies East, 3-22-1988

Subjects
Still life
Michigan