STROZZI, Bernardo
(b. 1581, Genova, d. 1644, Venezia)


Oil on canvas, 54 x 70 cm
Private collection

This painting, representing pink and white peonies in a glass vase and peaches, white roses and fruits on a ledge, is one of the few still-lifes by Strozzi that is accepted as fully autograph by all scholars. The design is simple and deliberately unfussy, with most of the objects on a similar pictorial plane. Both the gentle light entering the scene from the left and the cream background pay homage to Caravaggio's Basket of Fruit in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan.

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