blantonmuseum: Dog with a Biscuit and a Chinese Cup by Giovanna Garzoni, 1640s Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) was among the first women painters to specialize in still life.

@blantonmuseum: Dog with a Biscuit and a Chinese Cup by Giovanna Garzoni, 1640s

Giovanna Garzoni (1600-1670) was among the first women painters to specialize in still life. She was especially praised for her renderings of plants and animals and was a favorite of the Medici, who called on her to decorate their various villas. She was sought after throughout her long career and left her estate to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome on the stipulation that they build a tomb for her in their church.

Still life with a bowl of citrons, late 1640s, Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum

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