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Vincenzo Campi (1536 - 1591)

Lot 64: Circle of Vincenzo Campi (Cremona 1530/5-1591)

Christie's

July 10, 1998
London, United Kingdom

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A peasant boy carrying a basket of eggs, meat and a duck, a landscape beyond oil on canvas 69 x 451/2 in. (175.2 x 115.6 cm.) EXHIBITION Paris, BibliotŠque Nationale de France, Paysages, paysans. L'art et la terre en Europe du Moyen Age au XXe siŠcle, 1994, pp. 129-30, no. 106, illustrated. NOTES Professor Federico Zeri has kindly pointed out that this and the following lot would both seem to be parts of the same composition and that an old copy of the entire work is in the Museo Civico in Padua (written communication, 19 May 1998). Professor Giuliano Briganti suggested (oral communication to the present owner) that the pictures were produced in the area between Bergamo and Cremona about 1600, if not earlier. In fact the two canvases appear to be by the same hand as the Poultry Market and the Fruit Market, sold as Vincenzo Campi in these Rooms, 29 March 1981, lot 131 (a pair). The style of the pictures compares with the Kitchen Scene, and the three scenes of fruit, poultry, and fish merchants in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan. Vincenzo Campi's predilection for painting humorous, naturalistic market and kitchen scenes shows the influence of Flemish artists such as Joachim Beuckelaer and Pieter Aertsen.

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