Beautifully and monumental still life with different fruits was executed by prominent French still life and flower painter Jean-Pierre Laÿs ( 1825 Saint-Barthélemy-Lestra - 1887 Ecully ). The artist worked in Lyons (1851-1856), Paris (1852-1887).
Full biography in French see on following link form French Wikipedia:
Lierature: artist lexicons by Bénézit; Thieme/Becker, Audin-Vial; in on-line: Wikipedia in French
Inscription: signed and dated 1885, lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas, original period gilt frame.
Measurements: undframed w. 54 3/4” x h 40 1/2” (139 x 103 cm), framed w 64 1/2” x h 50 3/8” (165 x 129 cm).
Condition: very good, original canvas.