ANDREA DOMENICO REMPS | A Trompe L'œil with Letters, Playing Cards and a Bas-Relief

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Andrea Domenico Remps
ACTIVE IN VENICE IN THE LATE 17TH CENTURY
A TROMPE L'ŒIL WITH LETTERS, PLAYING CARDS AND A BAS-RELIEF

oil on canvas, unframed
66.3 x 50.2 cm.; 26 1/8 x 19 3/4 in.

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Italy.

CATALOGUE NOTE
Probably of German origin, and active in Venice in the late seventeenth century, Remps is one of the earliest specialists in trompe l'œil. He is best known for his painting Cabinet of Curiosities today in the Opificio delle pietre dure, Florence. The seal on the proclamation here is stamped with the mark of Pope Clement X who was Pope between 1670 and 1676 thus providing a terminus ante quem for the painting of 1676.
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