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A Girl with Fruit

Sir John Gilbert1882

City of London Corporation

City of London Corporation
London, United Kingdom

Sir John Gilbert was largely a self-taught artist. The model for this painting was likely a woman carrying a basket in Covent Garden, and the piece was originally done in watercolour as a study for an illustration of the 1001 Arabian Nights. The fruit basket used by the model is transformed into a golden dish in the oil painting version.

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