GARZONI, Giovanna
(b. 1600, Ascoli Piceno, d. 1670, Roma)

Plate of Figs

1661-62
Bodycolour on vellum, laid on board, 240 x 350 mm
Private collection

This picture can be related to the series of "Twenty Small Paintings on Vellum" with miniatures of fruit, now housed in the Galleria Palatina in Florence. The paintings in this series are distinguished by the predominant choice of only one type of fruit or vegetable.

The present work is a reproduction of a painting in the Florentine series with minimal variations. Garzoni frequently reproduced her own miniatures for various patrons.




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