Fruits are Brought
Dimensions: composition: 3 3/8 × 4 5/8 in. (8.6 × 11.7 cm)
sheet: 9 3/8 × 6 in. (23.8 × 15.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act by Oscar Wilde, translated by Joseph Donohue (University of Virginia Press 2011)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2015
About: Herod orders wine and fruit to be brought to share with Salomé, despite her repeated spurning of his advances. “Nibble on a nice little piece of this fruit, and then I’ll gobble up the rest,” Herod pronounces, with patently lecherous intent. Moser utilizes the traditional still-life format to subtly symbolize the feast before the sacrifice.
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