Artist: Abraham Brueghel (Flemish, 1631–1697)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. (61.9 x 74 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, 1871
Accession Number: 71.118
Our knowledge of Italian still life painting is still in its infancy. This striking still life has been ascribed, surprisingly to Velázquez, Giuseppe Ruoppoli (a leading exponent of Neopolitan still life painting), and Giovanni Paolo Spadino. It is currently attributed to the Fleming Abraham Brueghel, who worked in Rome and Naples.