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 Manet, Éduard (French painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1832-1883) , Fruit

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Title Fruit
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): The Burrell Collection
Artist Manet, Éduard (French painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1832-1883)
Date Earliest about 1864
Date Latest about 1864
Signed yes
Description

Throughout his career Manet included important still-life elements in his portraits, his genre scenes and in his pictures of modern life. For a brief period in the early 1860s he even painted a small number of still-lifes, like Fruit, but, unlike his friend Fantin-Latour, Manet never specialised in the genre. He only returned to it again, during the last two years of his life, when ill-health confined him to his studio.

Manet's choice of subject, and the earthy and realistic way in which he has treated it, shows his debt to Courbet. Against an unrelieved, heavy, dark background three pieces of fruit are shown lying in a shallow, decorated, earthenware plate. Manet has painted the fruit using short, thick, blocky brushstrokes, realistically capturing their full and rounded forms and their earthy appearance.

Current Accession Number 35.307
Inscription front ll 'ed. Manet'
Subject still life
Measurements 21.6 x 29.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Sir William and Lady Burrell 1944.
Provenance D. Croal Thomson; purchased by Sir William Burrell, 1922.
Principal Exhibitions Loan Exhibition of the Burrell Collection, Tate Gallery, London, 1924, cat. no. 28; French Pictures from the Burrell Collection, Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews, 1965, cat. no. 24; The Burrell Collection, 19th Century French Paintings, Arts Council English Tour, 1977-8, cat. no. 35
Publications Loan Exhibition of the Burrell Collection, Tate Gallery, London, 1924, cat. no. 28; French Pictures from the Burrell Collection, Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews, 1965, cat. no. 24; The Burrell Collection, 19th Century French Paintings, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1977, cat. no. 35; Manet 1832-1883 (Exhibition Catalogue), New York, 1983; Wilson-Bareau, J. (ed.), Manet by Himself: Correspondence & Conversation, Painting, Pastels, Prints and Drawings, London, 1991
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

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