Still Life of Fruit with a Parrot in a Garden

Michele Pace del Campidoglio (Rome c.1610 - Rome c.1670)
National Trust Inventory Number 773344.2

Category Paintings
Date 1630 - 1670
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1207 x 1689 mm (47 1/2 x 66 1/2 in)
Place of origin Rome
Collection Osterley Park and House, London (Accredited Museum)
On show at Osterley Park and House, London, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Still Life of Fruit with a Parrot in a Garden by Michele Pace del Campidoglio (Rome c.1610 - Rome c.1670). A red and blue parrot sitting at the base of a large classical urn/bath in a garden, with lion's mask, a broken capital beside it, and a gold dish, surounded by fruit.

Pendant to the painting NT 773344.1. Both are in early 18th-century gadrooned giltwood frames. Such pictures were originally painted - mostly by Northern immigrants - for the galleries of grand Roman palazzi; but they were subsequently acquired by those making the Grand Tour, or bought at auction in London, for galleries such as this one at Osterley, that were partly inspried by Roman models.

Provenance

Bequeathed by Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913); on loan to Blickling until 1982; on loan to Hatchlands until 1984; on loan to Osterley Park since 1996

Makers and roles

Michele Pace del Campidoglio (Rome c.1610 - Rome c.1670) , artist

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