Lot 5
  • 5

John Frederick Peto 1854 - 1907

150,000 - 250,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • John Frederick Peto
  • Office Board for John Frederick Peto

  • signed John F. Peto, l.c. and dated 1904, l.l.
  • oil on board
  • 10 ½ by 12 ¼ in.
  • (26.7 by 31.1 cm)


Helen Peto Smiley (the artist's daughter), before 1950
Oscar and Maria Salzer, Los Angeles, California, by 1964
Gift to the present owner from the above, 1982


Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College Museum of Art; Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Museum; San Francisco, California, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, John F. Peto, March-July 1950, no. 46, illustrated on the cover
Lawrence, Kansas, University of Kansas, The Salzer Collection: Trompe-l'Oeil & Still Life Paintings, October-November 1964, no. 36, p. 22
Charlotte, North Carolina, The Mint Museum of Art, The Salzer Collection, Trompe-L'Oeil and Still Life Paintings, A Loan Exhibition, February-March 1965, no. 36
La Jolla, California, La Jolla Museum of Art; Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Reminiscent Object: Paintings by William Michael Harnett, John Frederick Peto and John Haberle, July-October 1965, no. 49, illustrated
Los Angeles, California, University of Southern California; Seattle, Washington, Seattle Museum of Art; Honolulu, Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of Art; Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Reality and Deception, October 1974-April 1975, no. 53
Nagoya City, Japan, Nagoya City Art Museum; Tokyo, Japan, Bunkamura Museum of Art; Kobe, Japan, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Visual Deception, April-November 2009, no. 47


Donald J. Brewer, "Reality and Deception: Exhibition at the University of Southern California," American Art Review, January-February 1975, illustrated in color p. 84
John Wilmerding, Important Information Inside: The Art of John F. Peto and the Idea of Still-Life Painting in Nineteenth-Century America, Washington, D.C., 1983, p. 167, illustrated p. 164
Portraits of Objects: Oscar and Maria Salzer Collection, Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science, 1984, no. 14, illustrated in color (as The Artist's Signboard)