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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 315

    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

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    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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