MELÉNDEZ, Luis
(b. 1716, Napoli, d. 1780, Madrid)

Still-Life with Fruit and a Jar

c. 1773
Oil on canvas, 48 x 36,5 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

This still-life is from the mature period of the artist. In the foreground three peaches, one pear and a plate of cherries can be seen. Behind them, in a neutral background a fine blue and white ceramic pitcher is placed. The table is lighted from the left resulting in strong shadows.