About Benjamin Walter Spiers, little seems to be known. When all I can find about his dates is "active 1875-1893" that's a sign that he's pretty obscure. He did, however, paint some nice and very complicated still lifes.
"Old armour, prints, pictures, pipes, China (all crack'd),
old rickety tables, and chairs broken back'd" Thackeray
A Connoisseur's Collection: Still life with a cello, violin, oranges,
a lemon and a pineapple on table covered with a Persian carpet (1884)
An interior, a still life
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