Henri Bérengier - Still Life with Squash - 1940

Beautiful still life reminiscent of late 19th century painting. The elements in this painting are grouped under a food theme; we find a squash as its central attribute, surrounded by onions, eggs, a Chinese export porcelain platter, a bronze-glazed gilt ceramic bowl, an oil bottle and a white cloth. The sober treatment given to the background, the cloth and the peripheral objects draw the viewers’ attention to the intense colour and delicate beauty of the squash and plate, respectively. 

Artist: Henri Bérengier (1880-1943).
Signed and dated bottom left corner: “H. Bérengier 1940”.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 50 x 61 cm. / 19 3/4 x 24 in.
Frame: 60 x 71 cm. / 23 1/2 x 28 in. Original, gilt wood.
Origin: France.