|Title||Fruit in a Landscape|
|Alternative Title||Fruit Piece with Watermelon|
|Collection||Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Artist||Attributed to Bonzi, Pietro Paolo (Italian painter and printmaker, ca. 1576-1636)|
|Date Earliest||about 1600|
|Date Latest||about 1650|
|Description||This still life of fruit, flowers and plate in a garden is so worn and dirty that it is very hard to make an attribution. The central focus of this group is a half watermelon in a silver or pewter dish, surrounded by parrot tulips and viburnum. Silver and gold vessels are also depicted with grapes, peaches, plums, an orange and apricots.|
|Current Accession Number||A239|
|Measurements||54.6 x 74.4 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Miss Mary Anne Barbara Holburne 1882.|
|Provenance||Sir Thomas William Holburne, by 1867-74; by descent to Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882), 1874.|
|Publications||Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 20.|
Labels: Thomas William Holburne on back at top: 'Pietro Paolo Bonzi / better known as / Il Gobbo dei Frutti'.
Previous attributions: Catalogue of the Pictures and Library, Engravings, Etchings and Miniatures, Belonging to Sir Thomas William Holburne, Bart., Bath, 1867, cat. no. 239: 'Paolo Bonzzi' - study; Catalogue of the Holburne of Menstrie Art Museum by W.Chaffers, London, 1887, cat. no. 1422: 'Paolo Bonzi'; F. Möckler, Holburne of Menstrie Art Museum, Bath, 1902, cat. no. 64: 'Paolo Bonzi'; hand written register of paintings, watercolours and miniatures, giving inventory numbers with ‘A' prefix still in use, by G. Holden, Curator 1917-1926, compiled shortly after move to Sydney Hotel, cat. no. 239: 'Pietro Paolo Bonzi'; Courtauld list, 1971, cat. no. 45: Bonzi.
|Rights Owner||© The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|