Early modern conception and consumption of lemons.
Georg Flegel's 1625 Still Life portrays a lemon in the context of the Early Modern period. This painting depicts a meal probably consumed by the merchant or noble class. The lemon would perhaps be used to season the bird on the plate. This painting shows lemons as a specialty food during this time.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. W. Bopp
Oil on wood 10 5/8 x 13 3/8 in
Georg Flegel , “Lemon,” Food origins, accessed November 30, 2023, https://tenochtitlan.omeka.net/items/show/21.