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Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo 1629-1693

Still Life with Watermelons, Plums, Cherries, a Basket of Figs, Pears and a Monkey

Details

Artist

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo 1629-1693

Title

Still Life with Watermelons, Plums, Cherries, a Basket of Figs, Pears and a Monkey

Date

About 1685

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 57.8 x W: 131.7 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0290.2.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo was one of the most sought-after painters of still life in Naples. His paintings were collected by the aristocracy and mercantile élite, and this pair of still lifes, with their long rectangular format, was probably designed to be hung over interior doors in a palazzo.

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo Still Life with Watermelons, Plums, Cherries, a Basket of Figs, Pears and a Monkey About 1685 © Compton Verney