(b Naples, 1629; d Naples, 1693). Neapolitan still-life painter. He specialized in pictures of flowers and food (especially fruit and seafood), depicted in an exuberant and succulent style. With Recco he was the finest Italian still-life painter of his period. His nephew Giuseppe Ruoppolo (d1710) painted in his style but was much less accomplished.
Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
Still Life of Flowers and VegetablesGiovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629–1693)
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Still Life with Figs, Cherries, Plums and Two Guinea PigsGiovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629–1693)
Still Life with Watermelons, Plums, Cherries, a Basket of Figs, Pears and a MonkeyGiovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629–1693)