Fine 17th Century Baroque Still Life
Fine 17th Century Baroque Still Life
Fine 17th Century Baroque Still Life

ANDRÉ BOUYS (1656-1740)

Fine 17th Century Baroque Still Life

c. 1690 France

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André Bouys, Attributed to
(Hyères, 1656 – 1740, Paris)
Still Life with Cherries
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 80.5 x 97.2 cm. / 31.6 x 38.25 in., incl. frame: 109 x 127 cm. / 43 x 50 in.


This large and finely-detailed still life painting shows a neatly prepared table of fresh, white linen and sparkling kitchenware. On the table are placed carefully arranged bowls of fruit (cherries, pears and raspberries), bread, a jug of water, a glass of red wine, a bottle of wine cooling in a bucket, and two other pots. The attribution to André Bouys, a French painter of the late Baroque, is based on the similarity in composition and style of the present painting to other still lifes by this artist.

André Bouys was born in Hyères in southern France in 1656. He was a pupil of François de Troy in Paris, where he established his reputation as one of the foremost portraitists of his generation, becoming a member of the French Academy in 1688. Although his principal occupation was as a portraitist, Bouys also executed a number of large still lifes of tables laden with luxurious food, drink and wares, of which the present painting is a fine example.
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Related literature:
Graves, Robert Edmund. 'Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers', 3 Vols (London: George Bell & Sons), Vol. 1 (A-K), p. 173
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