Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 39 3/4 by 51 1/8 in.; 101 by 130 cm.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, email@example.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This work has been restored, but perhaps not recently. The canvas has a good lining, which is nicely presenting the surface and paint layer. The painting seems to be slightly dirty. There is a long drip mark beneath the big copper basin, and another small drip mark in the small copper bowl on the table. The paint layer itself is in very good state. Some broad retouches are visible under ultraviolet light on top of an old varnish in the large leaf around the glass jug in the center, in a few spots along the bottom edge, around the right profile of the large copper bowl and in a few other isolated spots. If the work were cleaned, other retouches may become apparent in the darker colors, but there is no suggestion that there is significant weakness to the original paint layer. The flowers and fruit and objects in the still life are clearly very well preserved.
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Exhibited: 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. 11.
Literature: G. De Vito, "Un diverso avvio per il primo tempo della natura morta a Napoli," in
Ricerche sul '600 napoletano. Saggi e documenti per la storia dell'arte, Milan 1990, pp. 123-124, reproduced fig. 38 (as Attributed to Giacomo Recco);
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L'Incantesimo dei sensi, Una collezione di nature morte del Seicento per il Museo Accorsi, exhibition catalogue, Turin 2005, pp. 62-65, 105, cat. no. 11, reproduced.