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image of Still Life with Fruit and Carafe Pensionante del Saraceni (painter)
French (?), active c. 1610/1620
Still Life with Fruit and Carafe, c. 1610/1620
oil on canvas
overall: 50.4 x 71.6 cm (19 13/16 x 28 3/16 in.) framed: 71.1 x 92.1 x 5.4 cm (28 x 36 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.159
Not on View
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Object 1 of 6

1929Longhi, Roberto. "Quesiti Caravaggeschi." Pinacotheca I (1929): 274, fig. 17, as by Caravaggio.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 32, no. 270, as Still Life by Caravaggio.
1942Book of Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 245, repro. 79, as Still Life by Caravaggio.
1943Longhi, Roberto. "Ultimi studi sul Caravaggio e la sua cerchia." Proporzioni 1 (1943): 8, 23, 24, fig. 4, as by Caravaggio.
1944Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 58, repro., as by Caravaggio.
1950Longhi, Roberto. "Un momento importante nella storia della 'natura morte." Paragone 1 (1950): 34-39, as by Caravaggio.
1951Berenson, Bernard. Del Caravaggio: Delle sue incongruenze e della sua fama. Milan, 1951: 9, 56, pl. 3, as by Caravaggio.
1952Sterling, Charles. La nature morte de l'antiquité à nos jours. Paris, 1952: 88, 53, pl. 54 (exh. cat., as by Caravaggio; book, as by faithful follower of Caravaggio; omitted from later editions).
1952Longhi, Roberto. Il Caravaggio. Milan, 1952: 24, fig. 11, as by Caravaggio.
1953Friedlaender, Walter. Review of Lionello Venturi, Caravaggio, and Roberto Longhi, Il Caravaggio, The Art Bulletin 35 (1953): 317 (rejects attribution to Caravaggio).
1954Baumgart, Fritz. "Die Caravaggio-Forschung seit 1943." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 17 (1954): 196, 201, n. 28.
1954Swarzenski, Hanns. "Caravaggio and Still Life Painting. Notes on a Recent Acquisition." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 52 (1954): 37, as by Caravaggio.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957 (reprinted 1959): pl. 125, as Still Life by Michelangelo Caravaggio.
1958Wagner, Hugo. Michelandelo da Caravaggio. Bern, 1958: 227, as by Follower of Caravaggio.
1959Berne-Joffroy, André. Le dossier caravage. Paris, 1959: 217, 254, 265, 291, 342, 360, fig. 117, as by Caravaggio.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 217, repro., as Still Life by Michelangelo Caravaggio.
1960Golzio, Vincenzo. Il seicento e il settecento. 2 vols. 2nd ed. Turin, 1960: 1:106, as possibly by Caravaggio.
1961Seymour 1961 (Kress), 114, color repro. pl. 108.
1961Julian, René. Le Caravage. Lyon, 1961: 48, pl. 37, fig. 1, as possibly by Pensionante del Saraceni.
1962Baroni, Constantino. All the Paintings of Caravaggio. New York, 1962: 28, as attributed to Caravaggio.
1962De Logu, Giuseppe. La natura morta italiana. Bergamo, 1962: 108 (doubts attribution to Caravaggio).
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 309, repro., as Still Life by Michelangelo Caravaggio.
1963Marabottini Marabotti, Alessandro. "Il 'naturalismo' di Pietro Paolino." In Scritti in onore di Mario Salmi. Vol. 3. Rome, 1963: 3:312, as by unknown Caravaggesque.
1964De Logu, Giuseppe. Caravaggio. New York, 1964: 149 (doubts attribution to Caravaggio).
1965Moir, Alfred. In Art in Italy, 1600-1700. Exh. cat. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 1965: 28.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 23, as Still Life by Caravaggio.
1966Causa, Raffaello. Caravaggio. (I Maestri del Colore 55). Milan, 1966: no. 7, as by Caravaggio.
1967Moir, Alfred. The Italian Followers of Caravaggio. 2 vols. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967: 1:27, 2:62, no. 18, fig. 23, as by Follower of Caravaggio.
1967Ottino della Chiesa, Angela. L'opera completa del Caravaggio. Milan, 1967: 91, no. 32, repro., as by Caravaggio, with reservations.
1968Ottani Cavina, Anna. Carlo Saraceni. Milan, 1968: 68, n. 48.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 16, repro., as Still Life by Caravaggio.
1968Longhi, Roberto. Caravaggio. Rome, 1968: 14-15, color pl. 19, as by Caravaggio.
1969Kitson, Michael. The Complete Paintings of Caravaggio. London, 1969: 89, no. 20, repro., as anonymous Caravaggesque.
1970Salerno, Luigi. "Caravaggio e i caravaggeschi." Storia dell'Arte 7/8 (1970): 236 (rejects attribution to Caravaggio).
1970Nicolson, Benedict. "The Art of Carlo Saraceni." Review of Anna Ottani Cavina, Carlo Saraceni. The Burlington Magazine 112 (1970): 315, tentatively attributed to Pensionante del Saraceni.
1971Spear, Richard. Caravaggio and His Followers. Exh. cat. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1971: 138, repro.
1971Cinotti, Mia. In Il Caravaggio e le sue grandi opere da San Luigi dei Francesi. Edited by Gian Alberto Dell'Acqua. Milan, 1971: 183, n. 176 (rejects attribution to Caravaggio).
1972Borea, Evelina. "Considerazioni sulla mostra 'Caravaggio e i suoi seguaci' a Cleveland." Bollettino d'Arte 57 (1972): 157-158 (expresses reservations about attribution to Pensionante del Saraceni).
1972Volpe, Carlo. "Annotazione sulla mostra caravaggesca di Cleveland." Paragone 263 (1972): 71-72.
1972Fredericksen, Burton B., and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1972: 136.
1972Causa, Raffaello. "La Natura Morte a Napoli nel sei e nel settecento." In Storia di Napoli. Naples, 1972: 1032-1033, as by southern student of Caravaggio.
1973Gregori, Mina. "Notizie su Agostino Verrochi e un'ipotesi per Giovanni Battista Crescenzi." Paragone 275 (1973): 46.
1973Volpe, Carlo. "Una proposta per Giovanni Battista Crescenzi." Paragone 275 (1973): 29.
1973Shapley, Fern Rusk. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Italian Schools, XVI-XVIII Century. London, 1973: 65-66, fig. 121, as by Follower of Caravaggio, possibly Pensionante del Saraceni.
1974Brejon de Lavergnée, Arnauld, and Jean-Pierre Cuzin. Valentin et les Caravagesques français. Exh. cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1974: 77, 78, 80, 250 (French translation of I Caravaggeschi francesi. Exh. cat. Accademia di Francia,Villa Medici,Rome,1973).
1974Marini, Maurizio. Io Michelangelo da Caravaggio. Rome, 1974: 469-470, no. R-13, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 54, repro., as by Still Life by Caravaggio.
1975Gregori, Mina. "Significato delle mostre caravaggesche dal 1951 a oggi." Paper read at the Convegno internazionale di studi caravaggeschi, Bergamo, 1974. Published in Novità sul Caravaggio: saggi e contributi. Milan, 1975: 30, n. 22.
1976Moir, Alfred. Caravaggio and His Copyists. New York, 1976: 119, no. 109.
1977Rosenberg, Pierre. Pittura francese nelle collezioni pubbliche fiorentine. Exh. cat. Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1977: 153.
1978Volpe, Carlo. "Mostre: 'Omaggio a Tiziano' e 'Pittura francses nelle collezioni pubbliche fiorentine'." Paragone 335 (1978): 94, pl. 95.
1979Shapley, Fern Rusk. Catalogue of the Italian Paintings. 2 vols. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979: I:112-114, II:pl. 77, as Still Life, as by Follower of Caravaggio, possibly Pensionante del Saraceni.
1979Nicolson, Benedict. The International Caravaggesque Movement: Lists of Pictures by Caravaggio and His Followers throughout Europe from 1590-1650. Oxford, 1979: 78.
1982Rosci, Marco. "La natura morta." In Storia dell'arte italiana. 13 vols. Turin, 1979-1983: 4:92, as Circle of Caravaggio.
1982Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. Review of French Seventeenth-Century Paintings from American Collections. The Burlington Magazine 124 (1982): 529.
1983Veca, Alberto. Simposio. Cerimonie e Apparati / Symposium. Ceremony and Setting. Exh. cat. Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo, 1983: 229, 463, fig. 171.
1984Salerno, Luigi. La natura morta italiana 1560-1805/Still Life Painting in Italy. Rome, 1984: 68, fig. 17.3.
1984Ottani Cavina, Anna. "Per il Pensionante del Saraceni." In Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Federico Zeri. 2 vols. Milan, 1984: 2:610, 614, n. 8.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 74, repro., as Still Life by Follower of Caravaggio.
1987Consigli Valente, Patrizia. Nature morte del seicento e del settecento. Parma, 1987: 27.
1989Cottino, Alberto. "La natura morta caravaggesco a Roma." In La Natura Morta in Italia. Edited by Francesco Porzio. 2 vols. Milan, 1989: 2:687, 718, fig. 814.
1989Salerno, Luigi. Nuovi studi sulla natura morta italiana/New Studies on Italian Still Life Painting. Rome, 1989: 37 (doubts attribution to Pensionante del Saraceni).
1989Nicolson, Benedict. Caravaggism in Europe. 2nd ed. of International Caravaggesque Movement. Revised and enlarged by Luisa Vertova. 3 vols. Turin, 1989: 1:155, no. 797; 2:pl. 797.
1990Papi, Gianni. "Un'apertura sul soggiorno italiano di Jacob van Oost il vecchio." Studi di storia dell'arte 1 (1990): 177-178, fig. 20, as by Flemish Caravaggesque painter, possibly Jacob van Oost the Elder.
1990Romano, Giovanni. Pittura italiana del '600 e '700. Milan, 1990: 207.
1991Cinotti, Mia. Caravaggio, la vita e l'opera. Bergamo, 1991: 229, no. 98, repro. (rejects attribution to Caravaggio).
1992Spike, John. In Gianluca Bocchi and Ulisse Bocchi, eds. Naturalia. Nature morta in collezioni pubbliche e private. Exh. cat. Galleria d'Orlane, Casalmaggiore. Turin, 1992: 12, 20, fig. 2.
1996De Grazia, Diane, and Eric Garberson, with Edgar Peters Bowron, Peter M. Lukehart, and Mitchell Merling. Italian Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1996: 199-205, color repro. 201.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 154-155, no. 116, color repro.

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