(b. 1720, Fano, d. 1806, Fano)


Oil on canvas, 55 x 84 cm
Private collection

This painting shows a wicker basket with tea towel, candle, ceramic cup, flask, fruit and peas. It exemplifies the simplicity and tactile naturalism that mark the expressive language of the Marchigian artist Magini, whose precedents can be identified in the sober compositions of the Master of Rodolfo Lodi and Cristoforo Munari. As can often be noted in his autograph works, here Magini used various elements typical of his iconographic repertory, taking them from the prepared cartoons he assembled differently for each work to create compositions varying in complexity.