Little is known of Tintore's life, and few works are attributed to him. His still lifes are more decorative than naturalistic, with the abundance of fruits and vegetables loosely arranged; here, they are held together by a broad serpentine curve that moves the eye from upper right to lower left.
1969, Frederick Mont, Inc., New York; 1969, sold by Mont to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: September 23, 1969) NOTES:  The painting was accessioned with an attribution to Tommaso Salini.
Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund