032. The Evening Light
Watercolor and gouache on gesso board

This fruit bowl was produced by the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in 1819 and is called Jatte à Fruits 'Hémisphérique.' It comes from a service called Service 'des Oiseaux d'Amérique du Sud' (The Birds of South America). The birds for this service were painted by Mme Knip (Pauline de Courcelles) over a period of more than three years. The service was delivered in 1826, on the orders of King Charles X, to the dauphine.