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Still Life of Fruit and Vegetables with Two Monkeys
Jan Roos

The painter trained with Snijers and even the monkey seems to be based on a model from his teacher. He travelled to Rome and then to Genova where he remained until his death in 1638. The rich display of apples, pears, quinces and peaches are complemented by the suggestive gourds in the right corner.

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Artist Jan Roos
Artist dates 1591 - 1638
Full title Still Life of Fruit and Vegetables with Two Monkeys
Date made about 1620
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 102.9 x 135.5 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Miss Emily Jane Burton by the wish of her uncle, Decimus Burton, 1888
Inventory number NG1252
Location in Gallery Not on display
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