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"In Love with the Sweetness of Fruit: A Glasgow Street Scene" As the wind gently rustles through the willows

Background imageFruit Collection: For Healths Sake

For Healths Sake
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing two cheeky monkey pilfering fruit from a sleeping orang utan, Gran pop. Title is For Healths Sake Take Things Quietly

Background imageFruit Collection: In Love

In Love
Artist: Stone, Marcus C. - Title: In Love - Date: 1888 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 167.7

Background imageFruit Collection: Glasgow Street Scene

Glasgow Street Scene
An electric tram grinds along Charing Cross, past a row of fruit barrows

Background imageFruit Collection: Dexter Fletcher in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Dexter Fletcher in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageFruit Collection: Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows
" The Badgers winter stores, which indeed were visible everywhere, took up half the room." Date: First published: 1908

Background imageFruit Collection: The Strawberry Thief, textile designed by William Morris, 1883

The Strawberry Thief, textile designed by William Morris, 1883

Background imageFruit Collection: Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes

Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes depicting a scene from Goblin Market, the poem by Christina Rossetti, where a terrifying crowd of assorted goblins plying a girl with ripe fruit in return for a lock of

Background imageFruit Collection: Womens Institute activities during the First World War

Womens Institute activities during the First World War, making jam and wicker baskets to help with the war effort. 1915

Background imageFruit Collection: Suze Alcoholic Drinks

Suze Alcoholic Drinks, including Vermouth, Gin, Fruit Liqueur, Cherry brandy and (centre) an Aperitif made from fermented Gentian. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFruit Collection: Garden Paintings from the so-called Villa of Livia

Garden Paintings from the so-called Villa of Livia, Primaporta, Rome, c.20 BC. Roman art. Fresco

Background imageFruit Collection: Transportable Ciderpress

Transportable Ciderpress
A transportable cider press in use at Pensford, Somerset South-west England) : the fruit is first ground in a mill, then crushed in a press to extract the cider

Background imageFruit Collection: Ghost plant or Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora

Ghost plant or Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora. Monotrope a une fleur. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageFruit Collection: Balanced diet

Balanced diet, computer artwork. A balanced diet shown as segments of a pie. The pie shows what proportion of the diet should be made up of each of the major food groups

Background imageFruit Collection: Venice travel poster

Venice travel poster
Attractive poster for the French National Railways, Chemin de Fers de l Est, advertising Venice (or Venise) as a holiday destination

Background imageFruit Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageFruit Collection: Fresh loquat (Eriobotrya) fruits and green leaves

Fresh loquat (Eriobotrya) fruits and green leaves

Background imageFruit Collection: Durio zibethinus, durian fruit

Durio zibethinus, durian fruit
Plate 146 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFruit Collection: Anti Fruit Throwing Sign

Anti Fruit Throwing Sign
Metropolitan Police notice warning against throwing or despositing orange peel, banana or other fruit skins in the street in London

Background imageFruit Collection: Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Creator: Taki Katei

Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Creator: Taki Katei
Flowers and Birds, 19th century. Meiji period

Background imageFruit Collection: Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male on a branch feeding on Rowan (Sorbus

Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) male on a branch feeding on Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) berries, Leon, Spain, February

Background imageFruit Collection: Plant Anatomy, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Plant Anatomy, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Plant Anatomy: Plate 1, from Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild

Background imageFruit Collection: Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit

Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit
Fruit Label -- Ruth best Jaffa grapefruit, packed by Z A Chelouche, produce of Palestine. Depicting a smiling woman with a tray of fruit balanced on her head. Date: 20th century

Background imageFruit Collection: Orange grove in California

Orange grove in California
California orange grove, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageFruit Collection: Twinflower, Linnaea borealis

Twinflower, Linnaea borealis, Linnea boreale. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence

Background imageFruit Collection: Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail

Poster - Eat More Fruit - for Health and Vitality - published / issued by the Retail Fruit Trade Federation Ltd. Date: 1950s

Background imageFruit Collection: Soursop, Annona muricata

Soursop, Annona muricata
Soursop, graviola or guyabano tree, Annona muricata, Corossol a fruit herisse. Handcoloured steel engraving by Alphonse-Leon Noel after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar

Background imageFruit Collection: Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Artist: Paul Gauguin

Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Artist: Paul Gauguin
Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imageFruit Collection: Advertisement for Provence, France

Advertisement for Provence, France
French railways advertisement for Provence, France. 1946

Background imageFruit Collection: Advert for Idris quality soft drinks 1944

Advert for Idris quality soft drinks 1944
Who made the lemon squash Date: 1944

Background imageFruit Collection: Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Fruit shop, Tehran, Iran, Middle East

Background imageFruit Collection: Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova

Orangier des Gcnes, Arancio di Genova
Tab. 8 from Histoire naturelle des Orangers 1818-1820, by Antoine Risso (1777-1845)

Background imageFruit Collection: Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm

Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFruit Collection: CHILI PEPPER, 1735. Line engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell from her book A Curious Herbal published

CHILI PEPPER, 1735. Line engraving by Elizabeth Blackwell from her book A Curious Herbal published in London, 1735

Background imageFruit Collection: Partridge In a pear tree

Partridge In a pear tree
JD-14263 Partridge - In a pear tree John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFruit Collection: Autumn grapes and vines, Denbies vineyard, Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Autumn grapes and vines, Denbies vineyard, Dorking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFruit Collection: Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum

Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum (Tuber cibarium, Tartufo commestibile, Lycoperdon tuber). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageFruit Collection: Plum, Cherry, Sloe and Bullace Victorian Botanical Illustration

Plum, Cherry, Sloe and Bullace Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Botanical Illustration of Plum, Cherry, Sloe and Bullace, from The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, Published in 1846

Background imageFruit Collection: Fletts Happy Families - Mr Marmalade

Fletts Happy Families - Mr Marmalade - Has A Big Future. circa 1930s

Background imageFruit Collection: Poster, Provence, France

Poster, Provence, France. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageFruit Collection: Fruit fly, SEM Z340 / 0768

Fruit fly, SEM Z340 / 0768
Fruit fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruit fly (Drosophila funebris) on an apple. Its compound eyes (red) are seen and its wings are outstretched

Background imageFruit Collection: Coffee plant, 19th century C016 / 5141

Coffee plant, 19th century C016 / 5141
Coffee plant, 19th-century artwork. The illustration is captioned in French as Cafier d arabic. This artwork is from Phytographie Medicale (Paris, 1821-4) by French botanist Joseph R

Background imageFruit Collection: Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Citrus sinensis, sweet orange

Background imageFruit Collection: Mangifera indica, mango

Mangifera indica, mango
Illustration from the Fleming Indian Drawings Collection, 1800. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFruit Collection: Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch - Borrego Springs, California, USA

Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch - Borrego Springs, California, USA
SAS-1938 Lemon Tree - with ripe lemon fruits hanging from branch Borrego Springs, California, USA Citrus limon Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageFruit Collection: Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) tree, Kingstown, St. Vincent, St

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) tree, Kingstown, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Lesser Antilles, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageFruit Collection: Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850
MEXICO: KITCHEN, c1850. Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Background imageFruit Collection: Spangles Coronation advertisement

Spangles Coronation advertisement
Lovely advertisement for Spangles fruit sweets - the sweet way to go gay - showing a crowd excitedly watching the Coronation and waving flags. Date: 1953

Background imageFruit Collection: English oak (Quercus robur) acorns

English oak (Quercus robur) acorns. Acorns forming on an English oak tree. This tree is also known as the pedunculate oak. Acorns are the fruit of the oak tree



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"In Love with the Sweetness of Fruit: A Glasgow Street Scene" As the wind gently rustles through the willows, I am reminded of the vibrant colors and flavors that fruit brings to our lives. Just like "The Strawberry Thief, " a textile designed by William Morris in 1883, a way of stealing our hearts. In Derek Jarmans' Caravaggio (1986), Dexter Fletcher's character finds solace in painting still lifes filled with luscious fruits, and is as if he captures their essence on canvas, making them immortal. Imagine sipping cider made from a transportable cider press while reading Pauline Baynes' Goblin Market. The words come alive as you taste each succulent bite. Nature surprises us with its wonders, just like the ghost plant or Indian pipe, Monotropa uniflora. Its ethereal beauty reminds us that even in darkness, there is life and hope. Fruit has been celebrated throughout history; it takes center stage in Van Eyck's iconic Arnolfini Portrait. The juicy oranges symbolize wealth and fertility – an ode to nature's abundance. During times of hardship, such as the First World War, women found solace and purpose through Women's Institute activities. Preserving fruit became not only a necessity but also an act of resilience and unity. Raise your glass filled with Suze Alcoholic Drinks. Let its fruity notes transport you to sun-kissed gardens depicted in paintings from Livia's Villa – where every brushstroke celebrates nature's bounty. So next time you bite into a piece of fruit, remember its rich history and how it has inspired artists throughout centuries. Let yourself be enchanted by its sweetness and embrace all that nature offers us.