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The Little Fruit-Seller

Bartolome Esteban Murillo

The Little Fruit-Seller

Bartolome Esteban Murillo
  • Date: 1670 - 1675
  • Style: Baroque
  • Genre: genre painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: children portraits
  • Dimensions: 149 x 113 cm
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This painting gives a picture of a young fruit seller making a sale. The boy holds a basket, overflowing with grapes and what appear to be pears, as the girl carefully counts out her money to the young seller. A light from the left of the figures shines down upon them, bathing the girl in sunlight, and her companion in soft shadows. Although it is a realistic rendition of an everyday image, Murillo depicts in such a way as to romanticize the simple act of buying fresh fruit on the street.

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