BONZI, Pietro Paolo
(b. ca. 1576, Cortona, d. 1636, Roma)

Still-Life with a Young Boy as Bacchus

Oil on canvas, 159 x 144 cm
Private collection

A number of details indicate the artist's Caravaggesque training in the workshop of Giovanni Battista Crescenzi (1577-1635): the insistence on the description of the large vine leaves, and the young boy (a servant whose left hand holds the other end of the vine branch that rings his head) disguised as Bacchus, as well as the lustrous bronze reflections on the copper container.

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