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Still Life of Flowers and Vegetables
Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Still Life of Flowers and Vegetables 1650s

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo (1629–1693)

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
(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)


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