Rivera was a Mexican painter, noted especially for his large mural paintings made from the 1920s onward. He lived in Paris most of the previous decade and painted in a Cubist style between 1913 and 1917. This work clearly shows the influence of the Cubist painter Juan Gris, in particular such works as 'The Cherries' of 1915. The objects here include a flask, a wine glass, a soda syphon and a tin or container of Charter Oak Milk on a table. The artist has included his own signature and the date of the painting ('DR/anno 16') on the milk label.