Still Life with a Fruit Basket
Oil on canvas, signed lower left
Height : 81 cm 81 cm ; Width : 129,5 cm
- Acquired directly from the artist by Doctor Henri Blotnik (c. 1886-1958) living on rue de Rivoli in Paris.
- It has remained in the Blotnik family until the present owner.
The Sennelier stamp on the frame is listed in the Guide Labreuche brand collection with a date of 1929. Korovine, who is best known for his views of Paris and landscapes of Russia under the snow, also painted flowers and still lifes, both in Russia and after his exile in France (1923). The particularly abundant composition of our painting is in keeping with Korovine's rich palette and lively touch. The artist offers here a generous vision of nature presented under a brush from the finest Russian impressionist tradition.