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Adolphe Monticelli: 'Still Life: Oysters, Fish'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

Many of Monticelli's still lifes of this period were painted with the same patterned fabric covering the table.

The painting recalls the Dutch tradition of demonstrating one's virtuosity as an artist by describing objects and textures, such as the glass and the half-peeled lemon.