Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648-1723)
Florentine still life painter for the Medicis
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. Please see all acknowledgements at the bottom of the page.
For this painting, I have simply made the label numbers readable. The number can then easily be matched to the actual citrus variety name given on the inscription below. Best viewed on a large screen, not a mobile phone!
Arance, cedri, lime, limoni e lumie, 1715 Tab.IIIa
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
The keys to the other citrus paintings by Bartolomeo Bimbi are on the following website pages - click the thumbnails below:
page created 29th October2017