Still Life: Fruit

A glass, a bottle (or carafe), a knife and a plate of fruit are seen on a table. Most of Monticelli's still life paintings were made between 1875 and 1885, with the majority being finished in the period from 1879 to 1882. The patterned tablecloth shown here is also present in the artist's 'Still Life: Oysters, Fish'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Still Life: Fruit
Date made
about 1878-82
Medium and support
Oil on wood, probably mahogany
45.7 x 61 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery