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Abraham Brueghel Guillaume Courtois, called Guglielmo Cortese Antwerp 1631 - 1690 Naples St Hippolyte, Franche-Comté 1628 - 1679 Rome
STILL LIFE OF FRUITS AND FLOWERS WITH A FIGURE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
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Abraham Brueghel Guillaume Courtois, called Guglielmo Cortese Antwerp 1631 - 1690 Naples St Hippolyte, Franche-Comté 1628 - 1679 Rome
STILL LIFE OF FRUITS AND FLOWERS WITH A FIGURE
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Abraham Brueghel Guillaume Courtois, called Guglielmo Cortese Antwerp 1631 - 1690 Naples St Hippolyte, Franche-Comté 1628 - 1679 Rome
STILL LIFE OF FRUITS AND FLOWERS WITH A FIGURE

Catalogue Note

This painting is one of a number of collaborations between Abraham Brueghel and Guillaume Courtois, both foreign painters working Rome in the second half of the 17th century.  The still life was painted by Brueghel and the figure by Courtois.  The painting is a variant of the Grapes and pomegranate with a vase of flowers and a female figure, now in a private collection, conceived in a vertical format with the figure at the center of the composition, which is dated by Gianluca and Ulisse Bocchi to the end of the 1660s.Courtois' charming female figure is reprized again in the artist's beautiful Fruit Picker in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.2

We are grateful to Nicola Spinosa and Fred G. Meijer for independently endorsing the attribution and suggesting the figure to be by Courtois on the basis of photographs.

1. G. and U. Bocchi, Pittori di natura morta a Roma, Artisti Stranieri 1630-1750, Viadana 2009, p. 122 and 124, reproduced fig. AB5.
2.  Ibid., p. 122.

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