Trauben- und Melonenesser
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1618-1682)

Trauben- und Melonenesser,

um 1645
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
145,9 x 103,6 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
605
Acquisition
Wahrscheinlich um 1698 durch Kurfürst Max II. Emanuel in Antwerpen erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Trauben- und Melonenesser, um 1645, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GEQgvGPV (Last updated on 08.11.2022)
Two young boys are sitting in a sheltered corner gourging themselves on ripe fruit. The influence of Velázquez’s kitchen scenes can still be felt in the bold contrast of light and dark. This painting is one of Murillo’s earliest profane depictions of children, most of which are now located outside of Spain. Over the centuries, five of Murillo’s pictures of children have found their way into the holdings of the Bavarian State Painting Collections, forming a unique group of works here. This picture was acquired by the Elector Max Emanuel in Antwerp.

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