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Still Lifes of Roses and Fruit, with Clandestine Erotic Scenes in Lower Layers

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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The painting consists of three wooden slats, two of which are painted on both sides, with the third painted on one side. They slide into a frame in such a way that a painting of pink and white roses is on the outside. When hung on the wall or placed on a shelf, it looks like an ordinary still life painting of flowers. The slats can be pulled out to reveal erotic scenes on the reverse of each slat. The painting was probably produced in Naples.

Wellcome Collection

London


Medium

oil on wood

Measurements

H 21.6 x W 16.3 cm (E)

Accession number

47297i

Acquisition method

purchased by Henry S. Wellcome, c.1900–1936

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Summonte pittore


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