VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y
(b. 1599, Sevilla, d. 1660, Madrid)
The Waterseller of Seville (detail)1623
Oil on canvas
Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London
The custom of adding a fig - such as the fruit visible at the bottom of the glass - to water to make it taste fresher is said to be still current in Seville today.