Antique c1900 French Still Life of fruit and vessels, by an unknown artist, in the style of French Parisian Still Life artist, Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779).
An artist’s homage to Chardin, who is considered a master of the still life genre, has however chosen their own objects and composition. There are many similarities however; the fruits, a glass of water, a vessel of metal (in this case copper), and the handle of a utensil poking out amongst the composition, all of these subjects were often featured in the still life paintings of Chardin.
Whoever the artist was, they have skillfully captured Chardin’s quiet reverence for these everyday objects and the ethereal light that falls upon them.
Oil on canvas, french writing (indistinct) in pencil to the edges of the canvas. The painting sits in its original carved wooden frame.
Frame Measures: 63.5cm high, 82cm wide.
Canvas Measures: 51cm high, 69cm wide.