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A Bowl of Strawberries on a Stone Plinth  1696

by Adriaen Coorte

Coorte portrayed fruit with the precision of a scientist. By isolating it, it is as if he wanted to get to the very essence of a peach or a gooseberry. Although these four paintings were not conceived as a series, they have formed an ensemble since the
second half of the 18th century.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum