14 April 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 15,000
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Attributed to Paolo Porpora (Naples 1617-1670/80 Rome or Naples)
Lilies, freesia, and other flowers in a carved stone urn on a table with a Large White butterfly and a moth
oil on canvas
38 ¼ x 28 ¾ in. (97.2 x 73 cm.)
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The bold motif of the large pink-and-white lilies at center of the present work can be compared to the those in Porpora's canvas in the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples (see F. Zeri, ed., La Natura morta in Italia, Milan, 1989, II, fig. 1078).
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