Oil painting on canvas, Fruitseller surrounded by Various Fruits in a Wicker Basket, Italian (North Italian) School, circa 1650. A bearded man seated on a low seat holds a basket of fruit (green lemons). With his left hand he reaches towards baskets of lemons, peaches and other fruit. In the foreground are three large lemons. He wears a large beret type black hat and a white drape over his arm. Landscape background (very dark).
Acquired with Calke Abbey's contents, with - 1981) to the National Trust with the aid of a grant provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government and transferred in lieu of tax on the estate of Charles Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1917 the house that was given by Henry Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1921- 1991), in 1984
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired by the National Trust with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund in 1984)
Makers and roles
Italian (North Italian) School, artist