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NICOLA CASISSA (died 1731)

c. 1660 to 1731, Neapolitan

An ornamental landscape with a peacock and ducks by a fountain and swags of flowers garlanding a sculpted urn

Oil on canvas,

indistinctly signed

154.00 x 192.00 cm    60.63 x 75.59 inches

Overall Framed Size
170.50 x 207.50 cm    67.13 x 81.69 inches


Nicola Casissa was a Neapolitan still-life painter, noted for his vibrant portrayals of flowers, often in great abundance, fruit and birds done in an elegant and decorative manner. He followed in the city’s great artistic tradition of producing flamboyant and technically excellent still-lifes which had largely been initiated by Caravaggio who, having stated that it required as much effort to ...
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