Gabriel de la Corte
- Gabriel de la Corte
- A pair of flower still lifes in sculpted vases, flanked by sculpted scrollwork
- inscribed on the reverse of one in an old hand: Mario.nacio,1600/ y murio.1.693/ lo pinti en el/ ano.1640.
- both oil on canvas
A smaller but very comparable pair of still lifes was offered in these Rooms, 3 December 2008, lot 47. The motif of the sculpted vases with dancing figures is re-used in both pairs, although the second vase in each pair and the flower arrangements are entirely different. It is likely that De la Corte kept a number of vases as studio props to re-use in various compositions.