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

Still-Life of Peaches on a Pewter Plate

Oil on panel, 22 x 31 cm
Private collection

The present still-life, painted with exquisite naturalism, follows a composition by the Milanese artist, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino. It is possible that Nuvolone had seen Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit, along with Figino's, and was influenced by their intense realism.

While Figino can be considered a forerunner in fruit-still-life painting, it was Panfilo Nuvolone, alongside Fede Galizia and Osias Beert, who pioneered the genre, both in Italy and throughout Europe.

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