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Just Dessert  1891

by William Harnett

One of only three works William Michael Harnett painted in the year before his death, [i]Just Dessert[/i] offers the viewer a display of foodstuffs sumptuously arranged on a marble surface. The traditional tabletop composition is one that Harnett often employed in his still lifes. In [i]Just Dessert[/i], the exotic clashes with the quotidian—Maraschino liqueur, half a coco...
56.6 × 68 cm (22 1/4 × 26 3/4 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago