|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|
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'|
|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)|