Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas
Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas
Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas
Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas

Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life

  

 

A  large and fabulous naive still life of fish and fruit.  Oil on canvas.  Late 18th early 19th century, possibly Portuguese.

Unsigned, as far as I can see, but painted by a competent artist although one untrained in the art of perspective. And this is where the charm lies for me.

The table slides uncomfortably forward, the grape basket lacks weight and appears to hover, and the fish, a grouper perhaps; has he just flown onto the table or is he falling off?  All set in a dimly lit kitchen.

Relined in the 20th century.

With a  very  attractive grain to the oak frame.

 

Frame:  31" wide, 25" high    79cm x 63cm

Sight:      24" wide, 18" high       61cm x 46cm

 

 

£ 1750

 

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Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas
Late 19th century naive fish and fruit still life oil on canvas