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Giuseppe Recco
AN ELABORATE STILL LIFE OF VARIOUS FRUITS, INCLUDING POMEGRANATES, GRAPES, MELONS, PEACHES, PLUMS, AND PEARS
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169
Giuseppe Recco
AN ELABORATE STILL LIFE OF VARIOUS FRUITS, INCLUDING POMEGRANATES, GRAPES, MELONS, PEACHES, PLUMS, AND PEARS
Estimate
60,00080,000
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Giuseppe Recco
NAPLES 1634 - 1695 ALICANTE
AN ELABORATE STILL LIFE OF VARIOUS FRUITS, INCLUDING POMEGRANATES, GRAPES, MELONS, PEACHES, PLUMS, AND PEARS
bears monogram center right, on the melon: CP  (in ligature)
oil on canvas
38 by 50 in.; 96.4 by 127 cm.
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Provenance

Morandotti collection, Rome.

Literature

F. Zeri, "Andrea De Lione e la Natura Morta," in Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Raffaello Causa, Naples 1988, p. 205.

Catalogue Note

Giuseppe Recco was a member of an artistic dynasty of still life painters in Naples which included his uncles, Giacomo and Giovan Battista (though Giacomo is sometimes listed as his father), and his two children, Elena and Nicola Maria.  In the last decades of the 17th century, Giuseppe was the most celebrated Neapolitan still life painter.  This sumptuous and vividly colored array of fruits clearly reflects an awareness of Flemish still life painting, such as the work of Abraham Brueghel who resided in Naples from 1675 until his death in 1697.

We are grateful to Professor Alberto Cottino for endorsing this attribution on the basis of photographs and for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.  He dates this work likely to the 1660s.  

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