Flowers, Fruit and a Jug
1909, oil, canvas, 70 x 90,8 cm
signed and dated upper right: A. Jawlensky / 09
NG S 1363, National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana
This painting is an excellent example of the art of the great Russian painter. Its complete stylistic harmony demonstrates the influence of Cézanne, while the unusual liveliness of the colours also indicates a study of Matisse.
Preservation: Very good. The painting has never been restored. It was cleaned in 1983 by Kemal Selmanović.
Provenance: Dr. Alfred Perl of Zagreb donated the painting to the Narodna galerija in 1941, before World War II began in Yugoslavia, through the mediation of Professor Friderik Juvančič of Zagreb.
Exhibitions: 1909/10, Saint Petersburg, No. 731; 1909/10, Odessa/Kiev, No. 761; 1910, Riga, probably No. 594; 1910/11, Moscow, probably No. 239; 1983, Munich and Baden-Baden, Cat. No. 81a; 1983, Ljubljana, No. 99; 1985, Belgrade, No. 54; 1987, Belgrade-Zagreb-Ljubljana, no number; 1989, Ljubljana, No. 70; 1993, Arles, No. 9; 1995, Milan, No. 20.
Lit.: Jawlensky 1983, p. 190, Cat. and Fig. No. 81a; Zeri [& Rozman] 1983, p. 168, Cat. and Fig. No. 99; World Masters 1987, p. 46, Fig. on p. 47 (text Jure Mikuž); Zeri and Rozman 1989, p. 157, Cat. and Fig. No. 70; Jawlensky 1993, p. 44, Cat. No. 9 (text Alain Charron); Jawlensky 1995, p. 70, Cat. No. 20, Fig. on p. 71.