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Basket, Bottles and Grapes

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

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One of Newton's great admirers is Rupert Maas, the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow painting expert. He wrote of this picture: 'Nobody paints like this. These are grapes with dusty attitude, a basket in your face! The leaves scurry dryly across the table with sinister purpose, the skeletal stalks climb and inter-connect the tense spaces between the bottles like cables and gantries. Using a dry brush and a strongly directional light source he puts those seventeenth-century Spanish still life painters firmly in their place.

Falmouth Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    106.6 x 111.5 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    acquired through The Richard Harris Gift, 2002

Falmouth Art Gallery

Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 2RT England

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