Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1723)
Florentine still life painter for the Medicis
Arance, bergamotti, cedri, limoni e lumie, 1715 Tab.I
Bimbi painted four oil painting tableaux of citrus fruits, now housed in the Museo della Natura Morta (Poggio a Caiano) near Florence. All the paintings appear to need cleaning - they are so dark as to make most of the leaves disappear into the background and the labels are often unreadable.
I have therefore reproduced paintings and the name keys here, with the aid of a book by Enrico Baldini. Please see acknowledgements at the bottom of the page.
To assist in identification, while your mouse pointer is moved over the paintings, the key will appear. Best viewed on a large screen, not a mobile phone!
There are two versions of the 'Tab. I' painting on this page. The second is higher definition, but camera flare obscures some areas. Both versions have been enhanced to try and brighten the darker areas.
Key to the above paintings - note that no names are given for fruits numbered 17, 18, 19, and 21:
NOTES & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Several versions and sizes of the paintings may be viewed and downloaded from wikimedia - click here.
Bartolomeo Bimbi Sailko
, Bartolomeo bimbi, arance, bergamotti, cedri, limoni e lumie, 1715, 01
, size, colour, CC BY-SA 3.0
Key to citrus fruits from the book: Agrumi, frutta e uve nella Firenze di Bartolomeo Bimbi, pittore mediceo
Editor: Enrico Baldini Publisher: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 1982
page created 24th October 2017
The keys to the other citrus paintings by Bartolomeo Bimbi are on the following website pages - click the thumbnails below: