Pomegranates and Other Fruit in a Landscape

Artist: Abraham Brueghel (Flemish, 1631–1697)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 in. (61.9 x 74 cm)

Classification: Paintings

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.