Monday, November 24, 2008

Radish All Alone

Radish All Alone
Radish All Alone, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

History of Radishes, they probably originated in China, and made their way across Asia, into the Middle East, and thence into Europe.

Europeans introduced them into Central America around 1500; the British brought them to North America when they settled there.

The Egyptians and Greeks raised and ate Radishes. The Romans raised and ate many more varieties, including some that looked like our common round ones. They were certainly being grown in England by the 1500s, though probably much earlier.

European Radishes, it seems, used to be much larger in general, more like the Asian ones. There is no written record of the small ones until the 1500s.In France, Radishes would be served when you began a meal, to clean your palate and get it ready for the delights that were follow. In the same vein, Ben Johnson suggested eating a Radish before drinking wine.Now there is an idea. I think I will try it.

Radish All Alone
oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas

Media: oil
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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