Dec 17, 2007
Feb 6, 2012
Feb 6, 2012

Still Life with Fish, Bread, and Kettle

Still Life with Fish, Bread, and Kettle

c. 1772

Luis Meléndez

(Spanish, 1716–1780)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 54 x 67 x 5 cm (21 1/4 x 26 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.); Unframed: 34 x 48 cm (13 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1983.97



During the 1760s, after painting portraits and portrait miniatures with his father, Meléndez began to specialize in still lifes. Active mainly in Madrid, he is regarded as the finest Spanish still-life painter of the 18th century, but he spent much of his life in poverty.

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