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Sur un table, deux huitres, deux moules et un escargot

RIBOT, Theodore

Sur un table, deux huitres, deux moules et un....

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 34.4x53.3x3cm

Acquired: 2006 Bequest, Sir Kyffin Williams OBE RA

Accession Number: NMW A 28345

Food was often set against a dark background in this way to highlight the effects of colour, light and texture. Still lifes were intended to appeal to the viewer's sense of taste and touch, not just sight. This work is typical of a tradition in French still life painting which dated back to the eighteenth century and became increasingly popular during the nineteenth century.

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Marc Haynes
5 March 2018, 10:55
Hi John,

Thanks for spotting this error! It has now been corrected.

Best wishes,

Marc
Digital Team
National Museum Cardiff
John Strang
2 March 2018, 17:29
Any chance of actually giving us the full title of this painting?

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