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Bodegón con castañas, aceitunas y vino


Author: Pedro de Camprobin Passano (Almagro, Ciudad Real, 1605 – Sevilla, 1674)
Title: Bodegón con castañas, aceitunas y vino (Still life with chestnuts, olives and wine)
Year: 1663
Technique: oil on canvas
Size: 42 x 61,5 cm

This work is part of a pair with Still Life with Sweets by the same artist. From the Sevillian collection of López Cepero y Canaveral, they were later owned by the Marquis of Casa Torres in Madrid. After changing hands several times, they were auctioned at Christie’s in London on 10 July 2002 (lot 94). The pair of works were purchased by the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson from the French & Company LLC gallery during the 2016 TEFAF in Maastricht.

Atop a table facing forward, this painting shows a simple silver platter with roasted chestnuts, a Venetian crystal goblet holding olives, a bottle of red wine and a silver bowl with wine in it. As was common in his works, whose colours were contained and sober, the objects seem to be arranged casually and are depicted with velvety shaping and subtle gradation of light that captures the different textures and the different glimmers off the glass and metal.