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Still Life With Greengrocer - Adrien De Gryef ( 1657 - 1722 )
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Ref : 112570
14 500 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Netherlands
Medium :
Oil on Canvas
Dimensions :
l. 53.15 inch X H. 41.34 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Still Life With Greengrocer - Adrien De Gryef ( 1657 - 1722 ) 17th century - Still Life With Greengrocer - Adrien De Gryef ( 1657 - 1722 ) Louis XV - Still Life With Greengrocer - Adrien De Gryef ( 1657 - 1722 )
Riccardo Moneghini

Old Masters Paintings and Antique Furniture from the 16th to the 18th century


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Still Life With Greengrocer - Adrien De Gryef ( 1657 - 1722 )

Painting oil on canvas measuring 105 x 135 cm without frame and 125 x 150 cm with frame depicting a man, presumably a peasant or more probably a fruit seller by the painter Adrien de Gryef ( Leiden 1657 - Brussels 1722 ).

The artist's works were mostly genre scenes, convivial group portraits and portraits of individuals, but also religious themes and above all still lifes. In the naturalness of the subjects, in portraying them in an almost theatrical manner and in the use of light, the Caravaggio influence is strongly evident.

The composition is very harmonious and skilfully dosed in the colours, of great quality especially in the form, while the scene depicted here undoubtedly falls within the theme par excellence of paintings of that period, the so-called Still Life painting.

This painting unfolds along a path that was well known to our painter; we can note the horizontal compositional scheme and is characterised from a spatial point of view by a character on the right who is present in the work; this character establishes a direct relationship with the viewer, whose attention he captures by staring at him with piercing, allusive eyes, almost ostentatiously displaying his harvest and large basket full of fruit. Clearly power implies an allegorical meaning centred on the transience of human things, beautiful to look at but inanimate and in any case destined to disappear quickly.

The artist's authorship of this painting cannot be questioned as the character depicted here displays the physiognomic peculiarities typical of his characters characterised by prominent cheekbones that highlight an almost oval face, elongated eyes and small, fleshy mouths.
On the other hand, looking at the fruit and analysing the way of spreading the colour, with its rather dense impasto, the search for naturalistic light effects, their warm, Venetian-derived colours seem perfectly in tune with the rest of the canvas and, above all, with the art of our great painter.

Delevery information :

For shipping I always try to be as fast as possible, let's say 5 working days; for the price it always depends on where the artwork is going and we agree with the customer

Riccardo Moneghini

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XV