Landscape and still lifes form the bulk of Hunter’s artistic output. The dark and restrained tones of this late still life recall Hunter’s painting from earlier in his career when, like fellow Scottish Colourist S.J. Peploe, he was influenced by seventeenth-century Dutch art. The composition is a medley of rich colours, with the vivid white of the tablecloth forming a dramatic contrast to the dark green background. The scene suggests a table set for an alfresco meal. Hunter’s work is distinguished from much of the output of the Scottish Colourists by his energetic and expressive handling of paint, as demonstrated in this work.