(b. 1652, Napoli, d. 1732, Napoli)
Flowers and Ducksbefore 1674
Oil on canvas, 126 x 155 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
Combining flower painting with ancient sculpture - here, a relief showing an amorous couple - was a seventeenth-century subgenre in which Andrea Belvedere excelled. This large work is one of his most famous.