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Creator Name: Coorte, Adriaen
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: c. 1660 - aft 1707
Creator Name-CRT: Adriaen Coorte
Title: Gooseberries on a Table
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1701
Creation End Date: 1701
Creation Date: 1701
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on paper mounted on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 29.7cm x 22.8cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "A Coorte / 1701"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1987.32
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: Auguste Coster (Brussels sale 1907). (P. de Boer, Amsterdam, 1964). J. Oppenheimer, Sweden (1977). (S. Nystad, The Hague, and Waterman Gallery, Amsterdam).
Context: Rather than depicting the expensive rarities seen in many 17th-century still lifes, Coorte chose humble gooseberries that could be picked wild almost anywhere. This artist devoted himself to the precise rendering of simple objects in small paintings. Set on a stone table are a few gooseberries, still attached to a branch. The strong illumination gives the composi-tion an enchanting stillness, which contributes to Coorte's appeal to modern taste. The light also gives the fruit a delicate translucency against the black background and reveals the veins of both the fruit and the leaves. The clearly defined crack, along with other small nicks and imperfections in the table, is also carefully highlighted. On the edge of the table the artist signed his name with an elegant flourish.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1987.32
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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