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Peaches and Pears in a Glass Bowl

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About 1911, Anna Barberini Colonna (b. 1840 - d. 1911), Tagliacozzo, Abruzzo, Italy [see note 1]; by descent within the family and, about 1958, sold by the Corsini family to Luigi Albrighi, Florence [see note 2]; 1959, sold by Albrighi to the MFA for $6000. (Accession Date: March 12, 1959) NOTES: [1] Anna Barberini Colonna was the wife of Tommaso Corsini (b. 1835 - d. 1919). A painting in her inventory (about 1911, no. 202), described as a vessel of fruit measuring 60 x 72 cm., is noted to have come from the Barberini collection. This may be the MFA painting. [2] According to correspondence from Albrighi to the MFA (see letter of August 20, 1964). The painting was accessioned as a work by an unknown Italian painter of the 17th century.

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M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund


61.2 x 75.9 cm (24 1/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas