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Still Life with Sweetmeats

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The friezelike arrangement of tipped and propped confections suggests a display in a shop window. The boxes hold glazed fruit and candy and sticks of brown sugar; in the center is a broken piece of gingerbread. At the time this picture was painted, Spanish colonies on the islands of the...

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Anonymous collection, Spain. Anonymous dealer, Switzerland; sold by this dealer to Frederick Mont, New York; 1962, sold by Mont to the MFA for $7,000 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962) NOTES: [1] In a letter to the MFA (October 26, 1962), Mont said that "the painting comes from Spain. We purchased it from an agent in Switzerland."

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M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund


39.7 x 72.1 cm (15 5/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas