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Giovanni Quinsa

Still life with heraldic vase of flowers next to a shallow bowl of fruit and dead bird

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Giovanni Quinsa

Giovanni Quinsa

Still life with heraldic vase of flowers next to a shallow bowl of fruit and dead bird

Still life with heraldic vase of flowers next to a shallow bowl of fruit and dead bird

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

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Giovanni Quinsa

Active in Naples during the mid-17th Century

Still life with heraldic vase of flowers next to a shallow bowl of fruit and dead bird


oil on canvas

canvas: 28 by 37¼ in.; 71.1 by 94.6 cm.

framed: 34¾ by 43½ in.; 88.2 by 110.4 cm.

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Giovanni Quinsa's name is known from a pair of still lifes of 1641 that sold at Finarte in Milan, 20 April 1972, lot 133.1 The Finarte pair are signed "Gio Quinsa Spa" thus suggesting that Quinsa had Spanish origins, though he is documented in Naples during the middle of the 17th Century.

The present still life shares much in common with the Neapolitan tradition of still life painting, including the arrangement of the fruit, flowers, and bird, and the ledge on which the objects are presented.

1. Reproduced in A. Tecce, in La natura morta in Italia, ed. F. Zeri, Milan 1989, vol. II, p. 886, figs. 1061 and 1062.