The Jar of Olives
1280 x 912 • 513 KB
This exquisite still-life was exhibited at the Salon of 1763. The critic Diderot singled it out for especial mention at the same time as he was beginning to criticize Boucher for being too frivolous. He wrote, "Here is Nature herself; the objects appear in front of the canvas with a truthfulness that deceives the eyes".
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1760
Artist age:Approximately 61 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 71 cm (27.95 in.), Width: 98 cm (38.58 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member rocsdad on 28 December 2011.
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