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A Vase of Flowers
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A Vase of Flowers

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Description The play of light over delicate blossoms, highlighting them against a dark background is characteristic of flower painting in Naples in the 1600s. Giacomo Recco was the father of Giuseppe Recco, who developed the theme in a more adventuresome way, as in Walters 37.1856.
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 467, as Mario dei Fiori]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On back of panel: Pr. Maria Lanantia/221
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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1625-1650 (Baroque)
oil on octagonal panel
(Painting & Drawing)
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Painted surface H: 15 15/16 x W: 12 3/8 x D: 5/16 in. (40.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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