Still-life with Fruit by André Derain

This bequest of eight paintings from the collection of Mrs Sarah McLeod through the Art Fund in 2001 complements and extends the Harris Museum and Art Gallery's 20th-century collection.


Oil on canvas
22.5x33 cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Mrs Sarah MacLeod through The Art Fund

The two paintings by Derain are post-Fauvist works reflecting his fascination with the art of the past. The delicate, lyrical brushwork of Garden at Ponnermaire en Montois reveals his interest in Watteau and Corot, while the subject matter and austere colour scheme of Still Life with Fruit are clearly influenced by 17th-century Dutch art, examples of which Derain collected.


Mrs Sarah McLeod

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