One of the original master realist painters of all time. Both of his books on painting are very informative and give detailed insight on how he worked. They are both must-haves if you want to work in the trompe l' oeil style.
A typical work by Peto, this painting bears the false signature of William Michael Harnett, his better-known contemporary. Actually, Harnett seems to have been inspired to create “rack” paintings by Peto’s example in pictures such as this one