(b. 1610, Paris, d. 1696, Paris)


c. 1650
Oil on panel, 50 x 65 cm
Private collection

This is a still-life with a basket of bitter oranges and pomegranates on a ledge

Louise Moillon as a Protestant was very attached to her community and religion. The choice of fruit is perhaps also not so innocuous with their well-known strong spiritual symbolism. The pomegranate with its compact seeds under the same peel, symbolizes the Church and the faithful united in the Christian faith.

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