Adriaen Coorte

Still Life with Five Apricots

Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots

Adriaen Coorte
Still Life with Five Apricots

1704 On view in Room 11

Adriaen Coorte’s still-lifes all have the same simple layout: some fruit, vegetables or nuts laid on a stone tabletop in the light, against a dark background. Here, Coorte has painted five apricots, which look velvety and tactile. Between the fruits, there is a leafy twig from an apricot tree. He highlighted the edges of the crumpled leaves with small touches of white paint.

Coorte put his signature, as usual, on the edge of the tabletop.

Technical details
Adriaen Coorte  Stilleven met vijf abrikozen Still Life with Five Apricots

Adriaen Coorte
Still Life with Five Apricots

1704 On view in Room 11

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Details

General information
Adriaen Coorte
Still Life with Five Apricots
1704
painting
1154
Room 11
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
23.5 x 30 cm
Inscriptions
middenonder: A. Coorte. / 1704

Provenance

Most probably acquired by Jan Adriaan Frederiks, Middelburg and from 1907 in The Hague; his son, Mr Johan Willem Frederiks, The Hague, until 1962; anonymous donation to the museum, 2006