Smoking Paraphernalia

Date Created
1891
Work Medium
Dimensions
18 1/4 in. x 12 in.
CR Number
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.
Provenance

Private collection

With Christies East, 3-22-1988

Subjects
Still life
Michigan