Lot 48
  • 48

Attributed to Pier Francesco Cittadini

30,000 - 50,000 USD
13,750 USD
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  • Pier Francesco Cittadini
  • Still life of a vase of flowers, musical instruments, two flasks, a dish with sweets and other objects on a table 
  • oil on canvas
  • 28 3/8  by 22 3/4  in.; 72 by 58 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. 18.


A. Cottino, L'Incantesimo dei sensi: Una collezione di nature morte del Seicento per il Museo Accorsi, exhibition catalogue, Turin 2005, pp. 78-79, 110, cat. no. 18, reproduced p. 19. 

Catalogue Note

This painting was traditionally attributed to Paolo Antonio Barbieri, the brother of Guercino, but an attribution to Pier Francesco Cittadini has been proposed by Cottino (see Literature). Cottino relates the picture to a painting in the Pinacoteca Civica of Cento, The Kitchen Worker, which had also been called Barbieri but was recently re-attributed to Cittadini by Daniele Benati. Cottino dates the present work to Cittadini's mature period, when the artist was living in Rome.

For further works by Cittadini and biographical information on the artist, see lots 54, 56, and 108.

1. See Cottino, under Literature, p. 78, and D. Benati, in La natura morta in Emilia e in Romagna, 2000, p. 45, fig. 11.