Boy Peeling a Fruit

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Title

Boy Peeling a Fruit
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

domestic life; genre

Description

This is the earliest known work by Caravaggio, painted soon after his arrival in Rome from his native Milan in mid 1592. His movements in this period are not certain. He copied religious pictures for Pucci, (none survive), and apparently did a few pieces of his own for personal sale, of which Boy Peeling a Fruit would be the only known example. The piece may also date from slightly later, when he was working for Giuseppe Cesari, the "cavaliere d'Arpino". As Caravaggio is said to have been painting only "flowers and fruit" for d'Arpino, this would again be a personal piece done for sale outside the workshop, but it was among the works seized from d'Alpino by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1607, together with two other early Caravaggios, the Young Sick Bacchus and the Boy with a Basket of Fruit.

Creator

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian artist, 1571-1610)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

ca. 1592 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil on canvas
64.2 cm (height) x 51.4 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

cara003x.jpg

Coverage

Fondazione R. Longhi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Via Benedetto Fortini, 30
Baroque

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian artist, 1571-1610), “Boy Peeling a Fruit,” Institute Images Online, accessed November 12, 2019, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2775.

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