NUVOLONE, Panfilo
(b. 1581, Cremona, d. 1651, Milano)

Maiolica Bowl with Peaches, Grapes, and Bees

1627-29
Oil on panel, 35 x 43 cm
Silvano Lodi Collection, Campione

In this version of Panfilo Nuvolone's celebrated composition of grapes and peaches, the succulent fruit, floating against a dark background, is arranged in a maiolica bowl and seen from a particularly high viewpoint. A mysterious light shines from above, casting a shadow around the bowl and not just to one side, as is most often the case in the other versions.




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