Abraham Mignon was a painter who demonstrated a wide variety of influences in his works. His depictions of fruit refer to the art of the Utrecht painter Jan Davidsz. de Heem, whom he served as an assistant for a time. Mignon's arrangement of wine and autumn fruits would make rather a monotonous meal. There may have existed companion pieces dedicated to other seasons. Typical of Mignon are the elegant curves of the peach branch, the ears of wheat and the blackberry tendril which frame the painting on the right-hand side like a Baroque cartouche form.
During the eighteenth century there were a large number of collections in Frankfurt displaying a wide variety of exhibits - from rare items to natural history objects to art. Today almost all these collections have been dispersed again: they were bequeathed, divided up or auctioned. The art collection of the banker and spice merchant Johann Friedrich Städel (1728-1816), by contrast, today forms the basis of the museum he founded and which is named after him. His collection consisted largely of Dutch, Flemish and German paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.