Quince may be little known in the United States today, but the fruit is much loved in Europe. Feast your eyes on three quince paintings by three of the most famous artists Western Civilization has ever known—Caravaggio, Cotan, and Van Gogh.
Basket of Fruit (c.1599) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), which hangs in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Library) in Milan, Italy.
Still-Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (c. 1600)
by Juan Sanchez Cotan hangs in the Museum of Art in San Diego, CA.
Still-Life with Quince Pears (c. 1887-1888) by Vincent Van Gogh hangs in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.