Roman master, from the 17th century
Still life of fruit outdoors
Rome 1660 – 1670
Oil painting on canvas 97 x 134 cm
Frame 123 x 158 cm
A rich still life is represented outdoors, under a cascade of bunches of grapes and resting on three crags of rock.
Peaches, pears, apples, cherries, grapes, plums, figs and a melon are arranged with balance and taste to form a pleasant and "polish" composition.
The elegant still life is the work of a Roman artist who can be dated to the sixties/seventies of the seventeenth century.
Some other works by our artist are known, always of great quality, with fruits displayed on rocky cliffs, and having as a further distinctive character the appearance of an object usually reserved for compositions on laid tables, a metal backsplash filled with peaches and, occasionally, also grapes.
While waiting to find the exact personal details and in order to clearly indicate the author without fear of confusion of any kind, the pseudonym of "Master of the fruit stand" could be coined for him.
Study on the work performed by Doctor Gianluca Bocchi
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