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1546 to c. 1600 Spain
Offered by Cider House Galleries Ltd
SPANISH STILL LIFE OF
FRUIT, FLOWERS AND MUSHROOMS
WITH A PARROT
CIRCLE OF BLAS DE LEDESMA
17th SPANISH BODEGON SCHOOL
1546 – Circa 1600
With signature of Blas de Ledesma
Oil on canvas 37 x 56 ½ inches
Framed size 41 x 60 ¾ inches
It seems that there are quite a number of Bodegon still lifes that carry a period signature of Blas de Ledesma making the expertise for authenticity very difficult to be exact.
There are very few works that can be fully authenticated as being by Ledesma and we are grateful to Dr Peter Cherry who has given his opinion that this is not a work by this artist.
It is quite possible that this and other very similar works are from a workshop in Spain operating in the early 17th Century.
These Bodegon paintings have an extraordinary graphic and naturalistic style but not many of them exist on this scale. They create a highly decorative and striking image that has been emulated by a number of later workshops.
|Height||37.00 inch||(93.98 cm)|
|Width||56.50 inch||(143.51 cm)|
|External Height||41.00 inch||(104.14 cm)|
|External Width||60.75 inch||(154.30 cm)|
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