Three Peaches and a Butterfly

Adriaen Coorte’s Three peaches on a stone ledge with a Red Admiral butterfly (circa 1695) is one of my favorite paintings and I feel it too wonderful to keep to myself.  I thought I’d share it with you today, so you could fall in love with its beautiful simplicity too. It’s hard to put a price on art work, but William Noortman did when he purchased the painting for a private collection for £2,057,250.

Adriaen Coorte’s still life exhibition passed through the National Gallery in 2003, but alas, don’t think this particular piece was in the collection.

What’s in the National Gallery now??

Image: image of Still Life with Fruit and Nuts 	 Robert Seldon Duncanson (artist) American, 1821 - 1872 Still Life with Fruit and Nuts, 1848 oil on board overall: 30.48 x 40.64 cm (12 x 16 in.) Gift of Ann and Mark Kington/The Kington Foundation and the Avalon Fund 2011.98.1

ROBERT SELDON DUNCANSON, AMERICAN, 1821–1872, STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT AND NUTS, 1848

image via NGA.

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