Still life painting of fruit in a basket
Continental, c. 1800
Frame: Height 81cm, width 91cm, depth 7cm
Canvas: Height 57cm, width 69cm, depth 2cm
This fine still life painting depicts a woven wicker basket atop of a marble ledge. The basket is abundantly filled with various fruits, some of which overspill onto the ledge below. The backdrop for the still life is a clouded over sky, with hints to blue visible to the top left and bottom right. The painterly manner is fluid and accomplished, and the colour palette rich and vibrant. The painting is monogrammed lower left ‘PH’.