This original still life study by contemporary artist Anne Songhurst boasts the beguiling facade of an Old Dutch masters painting as it is beautifully rendered in classical realism. The artist draws attention to the captivating character of ornate silverware and sumptuous fruits. Employing a traditional approach, the artist has built this piece up in thin layers to meticulously achieve a tangible image. This extends to depicting the subtle incongruence of textures between the slightly furry apricots and glossy cherries, as well as exploring the effect of reflective metal surfaces by mirroring the scene on the jug. This piece is apprehended with virtuous precision and refined technical skill which is then combined with a palette of mimetic colours. Painted in oils on the finest linen, this artwork is hand signed in the bottom left corner and presented in a complementary black frame.