Outdoor still life of fruits and vegetables
Master of Hartford is the unconventional name of an artist active in Rome at the beginning of the seventeenth century. It was attributed to him by the fact that his best known painting (Still Life of Flowers and Fruit) is kept at the Wodsworth Athenium in Hartford, Connecticut. Initially his works were attributed to the young Caravaggio, later he was considered one of the first, perhaps already at the end of the seventeenth century, to be inspired by the Lombard master. In fact, he worked at the workshop of the Knight of Arpino, where he also worked Caravaggio during his stay in Rome painting Death Natures.
Technical sheet by Alberto Cottino.