Fruit Still Life, c.1920's - 30's
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Watercolor and gouache on board
15 x 11 in
Though signed "Yolanda," the artist of this gouache and watercolor painting is unknown. The still life, contained and symmetrical, is dominated by the form of a pear. On either side, grapes and berries add bursts of color between the green leaves and brown branches. The still life recalls the graphic traditions of Spain, where such fruits were included as symbolic garlands surrounding images of saints and leaders, though there the imagery becomes purely secular. 15 x 11 inches, artwork 22.25 x 18.25 inches, frame Signed "Yolanda" lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, UV5 Clear glass to inhibit fading, and housed in a gold-finish wood moulding.