Still Life with Roses and Fruit, Henri Fantin-Latour.
In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use Fullscreen link and Zoom or download arrow.
Though I also admire Fantin-Latour’s mature work, I just love the painterly quality of this early still life — a wonderful study in brushwork and edges.
To my thinking, there is a direct line from this to the later painterly still life paintings of American Impressionists like William Merritt Chase and Abbott Handerson Thayer.