Still Life with Fruit and Wine Jug

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1874

Artist:

Adolphe-Joseph-Thomas Monticelli
French, 1824-1886

About this artwork

Vincent van Gogh was a great admirer of Adolphe Monticelli’s richly impastoed paintings, and he saw in the older artist’s landscapes, flower arrangements, and portraits the sincere expression he was seeking for his own art. He also identified with the myth of the misunderstood artist from Provence that rapidly grew around Monticelli after his death in 1886. Indeed, the artist played a role in Van Gogh’s decision that same year to travel to the South of France, where he hoped to find the source of Monticelli’s light. In this still life, Monticelli’s brilliant yellow fruits anticipate Van Gogh’s celebrated lemon yellow suns.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli

Title

Still Life with Fruit and Wine Jug

Origin

France

Date

1874

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower left: Monticelli

Dimensions

19 × 23 1/2 in. (48.2 × 59.7 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary and Leigh Block

Reference Number

1988.261

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