Pieter Casteels III (Antwerp 1684 - 1749 Richmond)
Floral still life
Signed lower left, on the stone: P Casteels
Oil painting on canvas (Cm. 57 x 103, In frame 67 x 112)
The painting is accompanied by an expertise of Prof. Ferdinando Arisi
The painting is accompanied by a critical study drawn up by Ferinando Arisi who attributes its authorship to the hand of the Antwerp master Pieter Casteels III (Antwerp 1684 - 1749 Richmond), an attribution confirmed by the signature on the stone at the bottom left.
The work, which follows a horizontal development, shows rich floral compositions arranged according to a studied randomness above the architectural fragments of a garden.
The still life documents very well the expressive qualities of the painter, capable in his creations of creating a sequence of similar compositions but without falling into the banality of illustrative replication, showing a descriptive sensitivity of considerable visual impact and refinement.
As specified in the expertise, the still life was created around 1730, following a taste that, from the ways of Gaspar Peter Verbruggen, evolves towards forms typical not only of the Netherlands, but which can easily be defined as European; in Italy, for example, painters active in the Roman-Neapolitan environment such as Gasparo Lopez, Francesco Lavagna and Nicola Malinconico are expressed in a similar way;
Among the paintings that can be compared, we see the two still lifes with flowers over sculpted basins, one of which signed and dated 1729, sold at Christie's, in London, on November 6, 1964.
The work is presented in an excellent state of conservation, completed by an wooden frame gilded.
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