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Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo & the Riches of the Neapolitan Region

Published on , by Agathe Albi-Gervy
Auction on 28 December 2020 - 10:30 (CET) - Conde de Aranda, 23 y Velazquez - 28001 Madrid

Coming on the market for the first time, this large still life by Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo is an eloquent example of the Baroque developments explored by Neapolitan painters in the second half of the 17th century.

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629-1693), Bodegón de frutas en un paisaje (Still Life... Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo & the Riches of the Neapolitan Region

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629-1693), Bodegón de frutas en un paisaje (Still Life with Fruit in a Landscape), oil on canvas, 125.5 x 179 cm (approx. 49.4 x 70.5 in).
Estimate: €90,000

Over a width of almost two meters (6.5 ft), a veritable banquet is laid before the viewer's eyes, with plums, apples, quinces, melons, watermelons, and heavy bunches of grapes promising Bacchanalian delights. The composition, like an allegory of abundance, accumulates…
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Monday 28 December 2020 - 10:30 (CET)
Conde de Aranda, 23 y Velazquez - 28001 Madrid, Espagne
Fernando Durán