Mound of Butter is one of French painter Antoine Vollon’s best known works. Created between 1875-1885, it features thick layers of paint and heavy brush strokes, mimicking the mouthwatering markings of the wooden spatula. A true Realist, Vollon’s rich yellows and deep browns capture butter at its best. Delightfully dolloped high with fresh eggs flanking it’s billowing cheesecloth cloak, Mound of Butter shows off the true crème de la crème of French dairy. While kitchen scenes and food preparation were common motifs in 19th century still life painting, Vollon’s work is so abundantly expressive and lavishly textured that “it might have been painted with butter itself”, according to art critic Grace Glueck.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta
8"x10" | edition of 10
11"x14" | edition of 250
16"x20" | edition of 50