19th Century, Oil on Velvet Cloth, Theorem Still Life of Fruit. Display of assorted fruit (grapes, apples, cherries, pear, plums and strawberries) on an oval decorated tray with knife in cut watermelon centered. Unsigned. In period gold leaf molding frame, under glass with mat. 14.875" x 20.875" W (site), 24.25" x 30.25" W (frame, overall). Provenance: From the Estate of Mrs. Sally Connally Hardie, Atlanta, Georgia. Connolly was a charity campaigner and philanthropist, Councilwoman for the National Trust for Scotland from 1978-1995 (the last ten years serving on the Executive board), and member of the Court of St. Andrews University from 1987-1995. A native Atlantan, Connolly's great-great-grandfather David Connally was one of the first settlers to obtain land in the city and her great-grandfather Joseph E. Brown was the governor of Georgia during the American Civil War.