A little-known but rewarding 19th-century oil painting by French artist Antoine Berjon (1754–1843) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art through the generosity of a local couple. Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts, Melons, and a Marble Cube was purchased from an art dealer in Lyon, France, for the permanent collection with funds given by James G. and Nancy Ravin. “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of this exquisite work of art and to publicly thank Dr. and Mrs. Ravin for making it possible to bring it to Toledo,” said Brian Kennedy, the Museum’s director. The Ravins are also members of the Museum’s collecting group, The Apollo Society. “This new acquisition joins other outstanding French still lifes that include Jean-Bapiste Oudry’s Still Life with Musette and Violin of 1725, Gustave Courbet’s The Trellis

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