FIGINO, Giovanni Ambrogio
(b. 1548, Milano, d. 1608, Milano)

Metal Plate with Peaches and Vine Leaves

Oil on panel, 21 x 29 cm
Private collection

Caravaggio has always been considered a central figure in the development of still-life painting. There were different, although contemporary, examples of still-life painting in Lombardy with such paintings as the famous still-lifes with peaches by Giovanni Ambrogio Figino. However, Caravaggio's approach was different.