Green Melon

Josef Navrátil

Josef Navrátil - Green Melon
Among Navrátil's still-lifes with fruit we find a set of carefully painted studies, filled with many details, in which the painter used delicate colour washes. These paintings go back to the years 1853-1856, when Navrátil was a member of the Prague Botanical Society. His goal in these studies was an accurate rendering of the shape and colours of a specific fruit species - of the whole fruit and of many details.
measurements: height 32 cm
width 40 cm
material: paperboard
technique: oil
inventory number: O 5179
gallery collection: Collection of 19th Century Art and Classical Modernism