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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Neapolitan, active 17th century.
Title Still Life of Fruit, Flowers and Game with a Cut Piece of Watermelon.
Date 17th century.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 27 x 39 in.
oil on canvas.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Neapolitan School (17th century) 716-2b    DIGITIZED
Provenance (c) Purchased before 1870 by John Bowes;
(a and b) John Bowes (died 1885) and his wife Joséphine Bénoîte, Countess of Montalbo (died 1874), Paris and Streatlam Castle;
(b) included in their gift to the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham (80).
Current repository Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, England, 80, public.
Condition history (a) The condition of the painting is very bad through overcleaning and paint loss through flaking.
Attribution history (a) Italian School, Neapolitan - 2nd half 17th c. by E. Young, 1970. This painting has not stood up to comparison with signed works by Ruoppolo; (b) Italian School by S.E. Harrison, 1939; (c) Attributed to Giovan Battista Ruoppolo by Tony Ellis, 1962. This attribution was doubted by Benedict Nicolson.
Images Publication, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum. Spanish and Italian Paintings [cat.]. 1970, pl.77 (80)
Digital image, GAS8938.tif (image) March 6, 1999
Digital image, 4107100315866_0001.jp2
Digital image, 4107100315866_0002.jp2
Digital image, 4107100315866_0003.jp2
Exhibitions (c) Neapolitan Baroque and Rococo Painting, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, England, 1 June to 12 August 1962.
Sources (a) Spanish and Italian Paintings, E. Young, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 1970, pp.5, 107 and 108, fig.80.
(b) Bowes Museum, S.E. Harrison, Barnard Castle, 1939, pp.2, 5 to 6 and 70, fig.80.
(c) Neapolitan Baroque and Rococo Painting, T. Ellis, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 1 June to 12 August 1962, fig.31.
(d) Frick Art Reference Library, May 1973.
(e) B. Nicolson, Burlington Magazine, Neapolitan Art in the Bowes Museum, vol.civ, July 1962, p.317.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Neapolitan, active 17th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Still life: Flowers and fruit.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Other author Ruoppolo, Giovan Battista.
Related corporate bodies Bowes Museum.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Neapolitan School (17th century), 17th C.
Fund Record created with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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