Grape and Melon Eaters (around 1645) by Bartolomé Esteban MurilloOriginal Source: Object in the Online-Collection of the Pinakotheken
Two young boys are sitting in a sheltered corner gorging themselves on ripe fruit.
The influence of Velazquez'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 at the Alte Pinakothek.
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