Vollon was a tremendous force in the art world during his lifetime, despite certain prominent critics, such as Manet, yet, while retaining a semblance of celebration after his death, his stature has fallen considerably. His reputations fall could be due, in part, to the fact that he was and is known in many circles far more for his still lifes than his other works, and, as I've discussed before, there is a general, pernicious sentiment in the art world that still lifes are lesser works. But what marvelous still lifes Vallon created!
Still Life with a Pen, Jug, Bottle and Eggs on a Table
Portrait of a Man
In the Roost
View of Antwerp