Die kleine Obsthändlerin
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-1682)

Die kleine Obsthändlerin,

um 1670/75
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
144,3 x 107,6 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
497
Acquisition
1768 als Vermächtnis des Hofkammerrates Franz Joseph von Dufresne erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Die kleine Obsthändlerin, um 1670/75, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/o5xrMRP47X (Last updated on 14.09.2022)
A young girl and a boy are cheerfully counting the day’s takings that they have presumably earned from selling fruit. The painting is dated to a relative late period in Murillo’s oeuvre—it was created at least twenty years after the ‘Grape and Melon Eaters’. The colouration is now lighter, the application of paint more liberal—even the poverty of the children is shown in a softer light.

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