Still life

Circle of BLAS DE LEDESMA (worked 1546-c.1600)

Dimensions

Height - 37.00inch (93.98cm)
Width - 56.50inch (143.51cm)
Framed Height - 41.00inch (104.14cm)
Framed Width - 60.75inch (154.30cm)

Description

Still life
BLAS DE LEDESMA

Period

1546

Literature

N72404
SPANISH STILL LIFE OF
FRUIT, FLOWERS AND MUSHROOMS
WITH A PARROT

CIRCLE OF BLAS DE LEDESMA
17th SPANISH BODEGON SCHOOL

1546 – Circa 1600
With signature of Blas de Ledesma
Oil on canvas 37 x 56 ½ inches
Framed size 41 x 60 ¾ inches

It seems that there are quite a number of Bodegon still lifes that carry a period signature of Blas de Ledesma making the expertise for authenticity very difficult to be exact.
There are very few works that can be fully authenticated as being by Ledesma and we are grateful to Dr Peter Cherry who has given his opinion that this is not a work by this artist.
It is quite possible that this and other very similar works are from a workshop in Spain operating in the early 17th Century.

These Bodegon paintings have an extraordinary graphic and naturalistic style but not many of them exist on this scale. They create a highly decorative and striking image that has been emulated by a number of later workshops.
   
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