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Domenico Brandi (Naples 1683-1736)
Domenico Brandi (Naples 1683-1736)

Cows, sheep, and other farm animals resting in a landscape, with a courting couple and a sleeping shepherd, a ruin beyond; and Bulls, cows and sheep resting in a landscape, with two shepherds conversing, a thatched cottage and a ruin beyond

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Domenico Brandi (Naples 1683-1736)
Cows, sheep, and other farm animals resting in a landscape, with a courting couple and a sleeping shepherd, a ruin beyond; and
Bulls, cows and sheep resting in a landscape, with two shepherds conversing, a thatched cottage and a ruin beyond
both signed and dated 'Dom:cus Brandi P.1733' (lower left), and signed, inscribed and dated 'Dom:Cus Brandi P. Neapoli 1733.' (on the reverses of the unlined canvases)
oil on canvas, unlined
29 x 39 in. (74.3 x 100.5 cm.)
a pair (2)

Lot Essay

This picture compares with six Still lifes of flowers in a vase on a stone ledge which Cardinal Flavio Chigi commissioned to the artist in circa 1680. One example of these, now in a private collection, is illustrated in the catalogue to the exhibition Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Regista del Barocco, ed. M.G. Bernardini and M. Fagiolo dell'Arco, Palazzo Venezia, Rome 21 May - 16 September 1999, p. 395, no. 140c.
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