10 July 2002
Circle of Giovanni Quinsa (active Naples mid-17th Century)
Watermelons, grapes, mushrooms, figs, and a platter of fruit on a table ledge with songbirds suspended from string; and Platters of grapes, cherries, figs and peaches, and two roosting hens in a basket on a table ledge with pomegranates and apples
oil on canvas
28 3/8 x 35¼ in. (72 x 89.5 cm.)
a pair (2)
Count Michel Boutourlin, 1839 (according to inscriptions on the reverse).
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