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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.
oil on canvas
106.6 x 111.5 cm
acquired through The Richard Harris Gift, 2002