North Italian School, first half of the 17th Century
20,000 - 30,000 USD
bidding is closed
- Still of life of gourds, a pumpkin, a melon, corn, onions and garlic
- oil on canvas
- 27 1/8 by 38 5/8 in.; 69 by 98 cm.
With Paolo Sapori, Spoleto.
Turin, Fondazione Accorsi, L'incantesimo dei sensi: una collezione di nature morte del Seicento per il Museo Accorsi, 30 November 2005 - 1 May 2006, no. 16.
A. Cottino, L'Incantesimo dei sensi, Una collezione di nature morte del Seicento per il Museo Accorsi, exhibition catalogue,Turin 2005, pp. 74-75, 109, cat. no. 16, reproduced.
Though as yet unattributed, this finely painted and naturalistic still life was traditionally ascribed to Carlo Magini (1720-1806). However, Alberto Cottino (see Literature) has placed its origin over a century earlier, to an artist working in Northern Italy in the first half of the 17th century. He points out that the depiction of the ears of corn is most unusual in Italian still life painting of the period.