DESPORTES, Alexandre-François
(b. 1661, Champigneulles, d. 1743, Paris)

Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables in a Landscape

Oil on canvas, 93 x 119 cm
Private collection

Besides animal painting, Desportes was widely recognized for his still-lifes. In the present painting, the still-life elements such as the basket of plums and strawberries refer to a very classical culture of this genre, and thoroughly reveal his full-depth knowledge of works by Louise Moillon, François Garnier and Pierre Dupuis.

The painting is signed and dated lower right: Desportes 1720.

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