Luca Forte (Napoli, 1600/1605 – 1670)

Pesche, ciliegie e gelsomini su un piano

oil on canvas
cm 30x40
The attribution to Luca Forte was proposed in a written communication to the owners dated 2022 by Prof. Nicola Spinosa, who considers the painting a remarkable example of "posed nature" with a chronological location immediately after 1630.
According to the scholar, in the canvas presented here, as well as in all the others with which it is compared, The Neapolitan Master manages to reconcile the legacy of the naturalist tradition of Battistello Caracciolo and Ribera with the new trends of the neo-venetian and pre-baroque season expressed in Naples first by Paolo Porpora and then by Giuseppe Recco.
Spinosa’s striking and pertinent comparisons are mainly with some of the details of the large canvas in the collection D'Errico at Palazzo San Gervasio, Potenza, with the painting by Fiori e frutta, by Molinari Pradelli in Bologna and in Naples, in collection De Falco Fruit, cedars and vase with flowers on a stone base
For the other comparisons listed to support the attribution, Spinosa refers to the 2011 publication.

Reference literature: N. Spinosa - Painting of the seventeenth century in Naples by Mattia Preti to Luca Giordano. Natura in posa - Napoli 2011, pp. 258- 265; Civiltà del Seicento a Napoli, exhibition catalogue, Museo di Capodimonte Napoli, 1984-1985, vol. I, pp. 278-281;
                                              F. Porzio, F. Zeri - La natura morta in Italia - vol. II, Milano 1989,pp 852-879;
                                              Back to the Baroque. From Caravaggio to Vanvitelli, exhibition catalogue curated by N.Spinosa, Napoli Museo Pignatelli, 2009- 2010, vol. I, pp 352-367;

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