NAMA
Registry of Mushrooms in Works of Art

Italian Baroque (ca. 1600-1750)

Mostly still lifes of kitchen scenes, usually depicting edible species. Boletus edulis and Amanita caesarea predominate.

 
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Arbotori, Bartolomeo. Italian. Piacenza 1595-1630.

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Vegetables, Fruits, Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Group of about six indistinct mushrooms, one gilled, one a bolete
  • Location: Private collection, Brescia, Italy
  • [b]
  • Kitchen Interior with Turkeys and Outstretched Dog (Interno di cucina con pavoni e cane disteso)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Collezione Pietro Sozzi. Parma, Italy
  • Reference: Cirillo, G. and Godi, G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Vegetables, Fruit, and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea?
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Fungi, Turnips, Pomegranates and an Owl Perched on a Basket of Fish with Crayfish
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes on left background
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Ascione, Aniello. Italian. Worked in Naples, 1680-1708

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Grapes and Mushrooms (Natura morta con uva e funghi)
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Grapes, Figs, Peaches and Bird
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 96 x 128 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Amanita caesarea, Leccinum spp., Boletus sp.
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Pierre Bergé & assoc. Catalogue. Vente Tableaux Anciens. Paris: Drouot Richelieu. 25-06-2003.

Barbieri, Paolo Antonio. Italian. Cento 1603-1649

Still Life with Basket of Chestnuts
  • [a]
  • Still Life with Basket of Chestnuts
  • Original Source: Wasson, G. and V. Mushrooms, Russia, and History. NY: Pantheon Books. 1957, shows a plate of this work, attributing it to "School of Zurbaran," 17th -18th century. In the text, they are said to be: "Psalliota arvensis (sic) (as we think them to be)…" In the plate legend, they are listed as "….mushrooms, sp. Tricholoma personatum (sic)".
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 66 x 79.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two gilled mushrooms, one with separated stem. Possibly an Agaricus with whitish gills (before spore formation)
  • Location: Art Institute, Chicago
  • Reference: Wasson, G and V. Mushrooms, Russia, and History. NY: Pantheon Books. 1957. Nature Morte in Italia. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1989.
  • Web: The Art Institute of Chicago
  • [b]
  • The Female Greengrocer (L’ortolana)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Group of probable Boletus edulis
  • Location: G.M.B. collection, Vignola, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1989.
  • Note: Done with his brother Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (called "Il Guercino"). 1591- 1666. The Still Life was done by Paolo, the female figure added in 1655 by Il Guercino after Paolo’s death.
  • Web: Tesori Ritrovati

Baschenis, Evaristo. Italian. Bergamo 1617-Id. 1677

  • Still Life with Chickens, Branches, Fungi, Snails and Vegetables
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 97 x 140 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of about four Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Private collection

Bazzi, Giovanni Antonio (called Il Sodoma). Italian. Vercelli 1477-Siena 1549

  • Cristo al Linsba (fresco)
  • Mushroom description: Two capped mushrooms on left, highly decayed
  • Location: Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, Italy

Bergamo School, Anonymous. 18th century

  • A pastry with Mushrooms, Olives, Peppers, an Apple and Other Vegetables on a Plate on a Draped Table
  • Medium: Unidentifiable white capped mushrooms
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Biggi, Felice Fortunato, (known also as Felice De' Fiori). Italian. 1680(?)-1750

  • Putto with Vase of Flowers, Watermelon, Figs, Fungi, Rabbits, and Birds in a Landscape (Putto con vaso di fiori, anguria, fichi, funghi, conigli e uccelli in un paesaggio)
  • Mushroom description: Group of (probably) Boletus edulis in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Bimbi, Bartolomeo. Italian. Settignano, Florence 1648-Id. 1730.

  • [a]
  • A Still Life of Grapes in a Basket, Other Fruits and Mushrooms, with an Owl, a Falcon, a Magpie, a Hedgehog and a Turtle
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life of fruit and flowers
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 50 x 105 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Three Agaricus and a cut peach on lower right corner
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings. London. 6-07-1988
  • Note: Attributed to Bimbi

Blasio, Giovanni. Italian. 17th century

  • Crockery and Flower Vase, Ham, Fish, Lettuce, Dry Fruit and Bread (Vasellame e vaso di fiori, pancetta, pesci, verdura, frutta secca e pane). 1661
  • Mushroom description: Group of probably Amanita caesarea in basket
  • Location: Unknown. Previously, Galleria Previtali, Bergamo, Italy
  • Reference: Cirillo G and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.

Bocchi, Faustino. Italian. Brescia 1659-1742

  • [a]
  • The Party Pooper (Il guastafeste)
  • Mushroom description: Three boletes (Boletus aereus?) in the lower part of the right corner
  • Location: Pinacoteca, Brescia, Italy
  • Reference: Two transparencies (D. Thoen)
  • [b]
  • Feast of Dwarfs in a Park (Festa dei nani in un parco)
  • size: 74 x 97 cm.
  • Mushroom description Feast with dancing dwarfs with two musicians seated on an Amanita muscaria
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailPage.aspx?lot_id=1CB2DF12351466149C3DF84C3B97B7DE

Bonzi, Piero Paolo (called Il Gobbo dei Frutti). Italian. Cortone ca.1578-Rome 1636.

  • Figure in pantry
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 260 x 295 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus campestris?
  • Location: Palacio de los Aguila, Avila, Spain
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1989.

Boselli, Felice. Italian. Piacenza 1650-Parma 1732

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Caesar’s Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Main theme is a group of stylized Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • The Mushroom Seller
  • Mushroom description: Seller holding a flat basket of Amanita caesarea and a somewhat hidden Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Fungi, Fruit and Dead Songbirds on a Bank with a Basket of Vegetables, a Dove and a Parrot, a Landscape Beyond; and Dead Birds, Fruit and Celery on…
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Still Life (Natura morta)
  • Mushroom description: Chanterelles, lactarii, others
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • Mushrooms and Pigeons (Funghi e piggioni) ca. 1710
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 45.5 x 58.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of six or seven Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: Musei di Palazzo Farnese
  • [f]
  • School of Boselli
  • Still Life of Fish and Mushrooms in a Landscape Setting
  • Mushroom description: Several upturned boletes
  • Location: Unknown
  • Note: Sotheby’s auction sale (#AM0877, lot # 928)
  • [g]
  • Still Life of Fish and Eel, and a Sea Shell Together with a Basket of Mushrooms in a Landscape
  • size: 78 x 62 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Basket of boletes in background
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [h]
  • Still Life with Basket, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes, and Grapes Together with Other Vegetables and Song Birds
  • Mushroom description: Several mushrooms, some Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [i]
  • Still Life with a Hare, Pigeon, Mushroms and Corn
  • Mushroom description: Several Boletus edulis in middle right background
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=4LXF4
  • [j]
  • Beef Quarter with Mushrooms (Quarto di bue, con funghi)
  • Mushroom description: Unknown
  • Location: Galleria Lorenzelli, Bergamo, Italy
  • Note: Communicated to D. Thoen, in 199, by Robert S. Marks, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • [k]
  • Still Life of Vegetables, Poultry and Game with a Hound
  • Medium: Oils; size: 91.5 x 127 cm.
  • Mushroom description: At least five gilled mushrooms in a basket
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christie's, London, May 19, 1989
  • Note: Attributed to Boselli
  • [l]
  • Circle of a Still Life of Fish and Mushrooms in a Landscape Setting
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 79.3 x 90.7 cm.
  • Mushrooms description: Not available
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, February 20, 2003

Briglia, Giovanni Francesco. Italian. 18th century

  • Still Life with Fish, Mushrooms and Cherries with a Cat
  • Mushroom description: Group of Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Caffi, Lodovico. Italian. 17th-18th century?

  • Grapes, Flowers, and Fungi in a Landscape (Uva, fiori e funghi in un paesaggio)
  • Mushroom description: Group of about six Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

"Caravaggiesque." Anonymous follower of Master of Hartford. Italian. Active 1690’s

  • Still Life with Fruits and Vegetables
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 60 x 77 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Galleria Estense, Modena, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1989.

Cassana, Giovanni Agostino (abbot). Italian. Ca. 1658-1720

  • Still Life with Hens, Birds, Guinea Pig, Basket of Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 111 x 153 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Basket of Amanita caesarea?
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Castelli, Giovanni Paolo (called Spadino). Italian. 1696-1738

  • [a]
  • A Still Life Of Fruit, Mushrooms and Dead Fowl Arranged around a Brick Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Group of Boletus edulis in middle ground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • Reference: Christie's Old Master Pictures. Oct. 1992. (fig. 79)
  • Note: Attributed to the circle of Castelli
  • [b]
  • A Watermelon, Mushrooms, Grapes, Squash and Other Fruit in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Cattamara, Paolo (called Il Napolitano). Italian. Born before 1670

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fungi, Butterflies and Quail (Fiori, lumache e farfalle)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 93 x 74 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita caesarea, one lactarius, one bolete, two corals
  • Location: Musées des Beaux Artes, Strasbourg, France
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms (Stilleben mit Pilzen)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 40 x 30 cm.
  • Mushroom description: The main theme is a group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms and Butterflies with a Landscape Background (Nature morte aux champignons et papillons sur fond de paysage)
  • Medium: Oils; size: 44 x 32.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • Reference: Dorotheum. Alte Meister Kunstauktion, October 15, 1996.
  • [d]
  • Mushrooms, Snail, and Small Grass Snake in an Understory (Funghie lumaca, e piccola biscia in un sottobosco)
  • Medium: Oils; size: 50 x 43 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea (main theme)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • A Fungus, Snakes, a Toad, and a Butterfly in Plein Air
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 66 x 50 cm.
  • Mushrooms description: An old gigantic stipitate polypore (P. varius?) with underside in vertical position, partly eaten hymenium, cap margin inrolled and split
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christie’s Auction, Sale 2498. Dipinti E Disegni Antichi. 29 November 2006. Palazzo Clerici, Milano.
  • Web: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=4827152
  • [f]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 39.5 x 30 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Five Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Dorotheum. Alte Meister Kunstauktion, 15-10-1996, fig.23.
  • Note: This is a variation on Cattamara [b]
  • [g]
  • (Attributed to)
  • Still Life of Mushrooms and Butterflies with a Landscape in the Background
  • Mushroom description: Twelve Agaricus in the central part of the painting
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Catalogue. Adler Picard Tajan. Paris. April 9, 1990.
  • [h]
  • Forest Understory with Mushrooms, a Tortoise and Grapes (Sous-bois aux champignons, à la tortue et aux grappes de raisin)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 45 x 62 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Twelve mushrooms of at least two species: four Amanita caesarea and a non identified pale brown Agaricales with decurrent gills.
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Etude Daussy-Ricqlès-Etude Jutheau. Tableaux, Bel Ameublement. Paris. December 21, 1990.

Cerquozzi, Michelangelo (called Michelangelo delle Battaglie). Italian. Rome 1602-Id. 1679

  • [a]
  • Still Life with grapes and fungi (Natura morta con uva e funghi)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Fish, Shellfish, and Mushrooms (Poissons, crustaces et champignons)
  • Location: Musée de Tessé. Le Mans, France
  • Found in: Joconde website
  • [c]
  • Young Man with a Feathered Hat with Still Life
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct mushroom on lower right
  • Location: Private collection
  • Web: http://www.mystudios.com/

Ceruti, Giacomo (known as Pitocchietto). Italian. Milan 1698-1767

  • Still Life with Mushrooms and Birds
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct agarics
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Cicalese, Francesco Antonio. Italian. 1639?-1723

  • Still Life with Flowers, Figs and Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on round canvas; size: 64 cm.
  • Location: Private collection, Naples
  • Mushroom description: Perhaps five Amanita caesarea, at least one other
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Cipper, Giacomo Francesco (called Il Todeschini, sic). Italian of Austrian origin, 1664-1736

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms, Fish (probably salmon), Snails, Turnips and Cardoon (an elongated celery-looking vegetable of the thistle family)
  • Mushroom description: Collection of about one dozen Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Private collection, vicinity of Zurich, Switzerland
  • [b]
  • A Boy with a Basket of Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Basket of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Fish, Cantaloupe, Basket of Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown

Crescenzi, Giovanni Battista (attributed to). Italian. Rome 1577-1635 Madrid

  • Figs on a Tazza, with Pears, Quinces, Melons, Plums, Mushrooms on a Table, with Figs, Cherries, Peaches, and Acorns on a Ledge Above
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 62.3 x 74.4 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita muscaria on foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christie’s auction Sale 7610. Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House of Liechtenstein. 9 July 2008
  • Web:

Emilian School. Anonymous. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Still life with mushrooms and vegetables (Natura morta con funghi ed ortaggi)
  • Mushroom description: Group of mushrooms on right, perhaps Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Wooden Tub with Onions, Basket with Cherries, Peaches and Pears, Turnip, Radishes, Savoy Cabbage, Artichokes and Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 79.5 x 117.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Right: approximately 16 Cantharellus, Russula (?) and other fungi
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Spike, J.T. The Sense of Pleasure: A Collection of Still-Life Paintings. Milano: Ed. Skira, 2002.
  • [c]
  • Squashes, Mushrooms, Lettuce and Fruit Jars
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 65.5 x 102 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Right foreground: six or seven mushrooms, difficult to identify
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Spike, J.T. The Sense of Pleasure: A Collection of Still-Life Paintings. Milan: Ed. Skira. 2002.

Empoli, Jacopo da. Italian. Florence 1551/54-1640 (Circle of Empoli)

  • Still Life with Poultry, Vegetables, a Live Dove, Mushrooms, and an Owl (Natura morta di pollame, ortaggie e un colombo vivo, funghi e una civetta)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Communicated to D. Thoen in 1990 by Robert S. Marks, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Fardella di Calvello, Giacomo? Italian. 17th century

  • Still Life with Fishmonger and Boy who is Crowning a Girl with Flowers (Natura morta con pescivendola e ragazzo che incorona di fiori una donna)
  • Mushroom description: Several Amanita caesarea in left foreground
  • Location: Palazzo Pitti, Florence
  • Reference: Cirillo G and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.

Fardella, Giuseppe. Italian. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life with a Melon, Pears, Apples, Mushrooms, Plum, and Cherries on a Forest Floor
  • Mushroom description: Single bolete on its side
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Porcini Mushrooms, Grapes, Figs on a Bank
  • Mushroom description: Group of Boletus edulis and Amanita caesarea (main theme of picture)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Grapes Fruit and Mushrooms on a Stone Ledge, in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea and, perhaps, a chanterelle in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Still Life with flowers, fruit and mushrooms. (Natura morta con fiori, frutta e funghi)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Boletus edulis on right, brown-capped boletes in center
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • Basket of Cherries, Apples, Plums, Chestnuts, Asparagus and Porcini on a Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Group of (probably) Boletus edulis on right
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Forte, Luca. Italian. c. 1615; d. before 1670

  • A Dead Mallard and Other Birds with a Bronze Dish of Fruit, a Basket of Apples, Gourds and Mushrooms on a Rocky Bank
  • Mushroom description: Single Paxillus involutus? in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Guardi, Francesco. Italian. Venice 1512-Id. 1593

  • Mixed Flowers in a Blue and White Glazed Jug with Mushrooms on a Stone Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Several Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Guarino, Francesco. Italian. S.Agata Irpina, 1611-Solofra, 1654

  • Still Life With Mushrooms and Vase
  • Mushroom description: Boletus edulis, Cantharellus cibarius
  • Location: Unknown

Italian School, Anonymous. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Flower Vase on a Stony Surface with Fungi and a Parrot, Outdoors (Vaso di fiori su un piano di pietra con funghi ed un pappagallo, en plein air)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life of Mushrooms and Celery
  • Mushroom description: Four or so Amanita caesarea
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Birds, Insects, Mushrooms, and Flowers
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 55 x 68 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita caesarea are found in the foreground, and several Agaricus in the middle ground
  • Location: Unknown
  • [d]
  • Still Life with Fruit, a Basket of Mushrooms (fragment) (Natura morta di frutta con cesto di funghi, frammento)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 58 x 88 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Right lower corner, basket of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Dorotheum. Alte Meister Kunstauktion. 15-10-1996. (fig. 220)
  • [e]
  • Basket of Grapes on a Riverside
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 70 x 87 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Right lower corner: three mushrooms (Amanita caesarea?)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby's Auction Catalog, April 1985, fig. 13.
  • [f]
  • Autumn (In the manner of Arcimboldo)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 93 x 140 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Man's head with moustache made with Ramaria cf. botrytis
  • Location: Pinacoteca Tosio-Martinengo, Brescia, Italy
  • Reference: FMR. janvier/février 1987, Nr. 6, Vol. II. [French edition].

Italian School, Anonymous. 18th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Mushrooms, Grapes, Gray Partridge, a Falcon and Other Birds
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea on left
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life of a Watermelon, Red and White Grapes, Figs, Cherries, Mushrooms, a Melon, and a Basket with Vine-leaves
  • Mushroom description: One bolete on the side with reddish stem
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Fruits and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: One mushroom, probably Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms and Watermelons
  • Mushroom description: Groups of Amanita caesarea and boletes in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • Still Life with fruits and mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Group of mushrooms, (probably) boletes in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [f]
  • Still Life with Fruits and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [g]
  • A Bird Seller; a Mushroom and Onion Seller
  • Mushroom description: On right, woman selling (probably) Amanita caesarea and onions
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=3PDH4
  • [h]
  • Still Life with Fruits
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 80 x 107 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left corner, below, two agarics
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: La Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, 99è année, n°27, 6 juillet 1990.
  • Note: This is a variation of Still Life of fruit and Vegetables with a View of a Market Beyond by P. Van Boucle 1667 (Dutch Baroque). The main change is that the pumpkin was replaced by three open oysters.
  • [i]
  • Still Life with Melon, Apples, and Mushrooms (Nature morte aux melon, pommes et champignons)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Four agarics in the lower right part of painting
  • Location: Fesch Museum, Ajaccio, Corsica, France
  • Reference: L'ABCdaire des champignons. Flammarion ed., 2000.
  • [j]
  • Still Life with Fruit and a Lizard (Natura morta con frutta e una lucertola)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 118 x 85 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Nine agarics in the foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Dorotheum. Alte Meister Kunstauktion, 15-10-1996., fig. 224.
  • [k]
  • Still Life with Fruit and Vegetables (Natura morta di frutta e ortaggi)
  • Mushroom description: Upper left corner: Five Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Depositi delle gallerie fiorentine, Florence
  • Reference: A. Cotini, ed. La natura morta al tempo di Caravaggio. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1956.
  • [l]
  • A Pantry (Una despensa). 1642
  • Mushroom description: a bundle of brown stipitate objects, perhaps mushrooms in lower left foreground
  • Location: Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • Web: http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/u/utrecht/index.html

Legi (or Liegi), Giacomo. Italian. Ca. 1570-c. 1631

  • Still Life with Cabbages, Asparagus, a Basket of Chestnuts, Celery, Mushrooms...
  • Mushroom description: About one dozen Boletus edulis and Amanita caesarea on top of a box
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=48YTS

Lodi, Da Gilardo (or Da Lodo?). Italian (Lombardy). Active first decade of 18th century

  • Vine Hanging Over a Potted Plant, a Parrot and Fungi, a Rocky Landscape Beyond
  • Mushroom description: Small group of Amanita caesarea in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Magini, Carlo, Italian, 1720-1806

  • [a]
  • A Still Life with Fruit, Kitchen Pots and Two Birds
  • Medium: Oils; size: 33.5 x 47 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A single Amanita caesarea in right foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby’s (Olympia), July 4, 2006
  • [b]
  • A Still Life with Fruit, Kitchen Pots Mushrooms and a Butterlfy
  • Medium: Oils; size: 33.5 x 47 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of five or six Amanita caesarea in left foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby’s (Olympia), July 4, 2006

Magnasco, Alessandro (Lissandrino). Italian. Genoa ca. 1667-1749

  • Market (Mercato)
  • Mushroom description: Amanita caesarea, Agaricus, Ramaria, Langermannia gigantea (?)
  • Location: Castello Sfozesco, Milan, Italy. (inv. n° 228)

Magini, Carlo. (Circle of) Italian. 1720-1806

  • Still Life with Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 26 x 31 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A group of five red-brown capped mushrooms, perhaps Lactarius volemus
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: MutualArt

Master of the "Fico d’India." Italian. Active in 1670's

  • Still Life. Vegetable Vendor
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size 98 x 72 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of chanterelles or lactarii?
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Master of the Fritillaria. Italian. Second half, 17th century

  • Still Life with Flowers, Fruits and Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 98 x 72 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Oratorio di Santa Cita, Palermo, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Master of Hartford. Italian. Active 1690s

  • Still Life with Fungi, Vegetables, Flowers and Snails
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 60 x 77 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes?
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Master of Pipi. Italian. Active, first half, 17th century

  • Painting of a Peasant with Baskets of Game and a Garland of Fruit, Vegetables, Game, and Various Animals
  • Medium: Oils on oval canvas; size: 115.5 x 86 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus on bottom of painting
  • Location: Sold by Sotheby’s (London) April 20, 1988, No. 15

Master of the "Primo Pendant di Molinari Pradelli" (Giovanni Rossi?) Italian. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Small Bunch of Flowers, Pears and Artichokes on a Book, Oranges, Peas, Small Mushrooms and Almonds (Mazzetto di fiori, pere e carciofi su di un libro, aranci, piselli, funghetti e mandorle)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Tricholoma sp. (Bull. : Fr.) Quélet on right
  • Location: Rome, private collection
  • Reference: Cirillo, G. and Godi, G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.
  • [b]
  • Tureen, Small Bunch of Flowers and Cherries on a Book, Apples, Mushrooms and Almonds (Terrina, mazzetto di fiori e ciliege supra un libro, mele, funghi e mandorle)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Tricholoma acerbum (Bull. : Fr.) Quélet on right
  • Location: Giuseppe Somaini, Milan, Italy
  • Reference: Cirillo, G. and Godi, G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.

Master of the "Secondo Pendant of Molinari Pradelli". Italian. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Bunch Of Flowers, Mushrooms, Citrus Fruits, Plums, Small Apples, Pomegranates, and Mushrooms (Mazzo di fiori, funghi, agrumi, lumache, prugne, melette, melagrane e fichi)
  • Mushroom description: About a dozen boletes, (probably) Boletus edulis, in various stages
  • Location: Sold by Finarte, Milan, Italy
  • Reference: Cirillo, G. and Godi, G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.
  • [b]
  • Fungi, Snails, Vegetables, and Flowers
  • Mushroom description: Two mushrooms on lower left, unopened, probably Agaricus
  • Location: Molinari Pradelli collection in Marano di Castenaso, Italy

Munari Cristoforo. Italian. Reggio Emilia 1667-1720

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Grapes, Funghi, Blue and White Tea Cups, and Lemons in a Landscape
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 113 x 88 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea interspersed with other objects
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Copper Pieces, Fish, and Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 113 x 88 cm.
  • Mushrooms description: group of brownish mushrooms, maybe Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Taian, Paris auction, June 20, 2007
  • Web: http://www.tajan.com/images/Actualite/cp-2007-06-20-7737-TA/Munari.jpg

Nani, Giacomo or Jacopo. Italian. 1701-1770

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Mushrooms, a Watermelon, Apples and Other Fruit in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Three chanterelles
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Floral Spray in a Stone Vase in Front Of Field- and Garden Fruits and Mushrooms...
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct agarics
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Flowers, Apples, Mushrooms and Vegetables in a Park
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct agarics (same as [b] but oval)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Navarra, Piero. Italian. Active in 1690’s

  • Still Life with Cauliflower and Pomegranate
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 69.5 x 42 cm.
  • Mushroom description: One Amanita caesarea?
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Neapolitan School, Anonymous. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 56 x 67 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left corner, above, six Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Magnin Museum, Dijon, France (inv. 1938 no. 122)
  • Reference: La natura morte al tempo di Caravaggio. Naples: Electa Publ. 1996.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Basket of Chestnuts and Mushrooms. ca. 1660-1680
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 66 x 79.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left corner, below, two amanitas (one with cap separated from the stem)
  • Location: The Art Institute, Chicago
  • [c]
  • Fish and Vegetable Vendors (Venditori di pesci e ortaglie)
  • Location: Collezione Conte Segre-Sartorio. Museo Civico di Storia di Arte, Trieste, Italy
  • Reference: Robert S. Marks in letter to D. Thoen Ferbruary 28, 1990
  • [d]
  • Still Life
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 56 x 67 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left corner, above, six Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Magnin Museum, Dijon, France (inv. 1938 no. 122)
  • Reference: La natura morte al tempo di Caravaggio. Naples: Electa Publ., 1996.
  • [e]
  • Still Life of a Basket of Fruit, a Watermelon, Chestnuts, Cherries, Mushrooms and Other Objects on a Ledge with a White Dove
  • Mushroom description: Several Boletus edulis in a basket
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [f]
  • Still Life of Watermelon, Apples and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Several chanterelles scattered about
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [g]
  • Still Life with Crab, Figs, Chestnuts, Fungi and Basket Of Vegetables in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea in right
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [h]
  • A Basket of Fruit and a Terracotta Jug on a Rocky Ledge
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 99.5 x 124 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A bolete (Gyroporus castaneus or Xerocomus badius) and several Amanita caesarea are near the basket
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Spike, J.T. The Sense of Pleasure: A Collection of Still-Life Paintings. Milan: Ed. Skira, 2002.
  • [i]
  • Still Life with Fruits
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 80 x 107 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left foreground, two agarics
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: La Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot. 99è année. No.27, 6 juillet 1990.
  • [j]
  • Still Life with Roses and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Neapolitan School, Anonymous. 18th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life of a Jug, a Piece of Melon in a White Porcelain Bowl, a Piece of Ham on a Wooden Board, Limes, Mushrooms, an Onion, Garlic and Olives...
  • Mushroom description: Group of indistinct mushrooms, (probably) Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life of Grapes and Melons in a Basket, Plums in a Smaller Basket, Pears, Mushrooms, Artichokes, a Rabbit and Dead Game, all in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Several Boletus edulis scattered in left foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Grapes, Peaches and Mushrooms in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Group of indistinct (probably) Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

North Italian School, Anonymous. 18th century

  • [a]
  • A Bird Seller; a Mushroom and Onion Seller
  • Mushroom description: On right, woman selling (probably) Amanita caesarea and onions
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • A Kitten, Fish, Mushrooms, Cherries in a Bowl, Filberts and a Wine Jug on a Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Several Amanita caesarea in background
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Fruit and Mushrooms (two panels)
  • Mushroom description: One gilled mushroom upside down in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Pace, Michelangelo (called Michelangelo da Campidoglio). Italian. Rome 1610?-1670?

  • Peaches, Grapes, Melons, Mushrooms and Figs With Morning Glory and a Pair of Dead Birds
  • Mushroom description: Single Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Paoletti, Paolo. Italian. Padua c. 1671-1735 Udine

  • Leeks and Cabbages on a Ledge with Mushrooms, Figs, Onions and Cabbages by Ruins in a River Landscape
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 116.6 x 60.1 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of probably Agaricus in lower right
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christie’s auction, Sale 7102 9 December 2005
  • Web:

Perego, Giuseppe Maria. Italian. Active end 17th century to early 18th century

  • Preparation for Lunch in the Country (Preparazione per la merenda in campagna)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 110 x 143 cm.
  • Mushroom description: About seven Boletus edulis on a bench. Pendant of preparation for lunch in the country with boy holding a plate of fish, crackers, fruit, salamis, cheese, etc. (No mushrooms in pendant)
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia, Electra Publ. 1989.

Pesci, Giuseppe. Italian. 1684-1759

  • Pheasant and Flowers in a Landscape (right); Little Dog, Fungi, Flowers in a Landscape (left)
  • Medium: Oils; size: 63 x 95.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Red-capped mushrooms (right); five Amanita caesarea (left)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Petrazzi, Astolfo. Italian, Siena 1580-Id. 1653

  • Still Life with Cook, Game, Fruit, and Vegetables
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Private collection, Florence, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • Web:

Pfleiler, Maximilian. Italian, Roma. First quarter of 17th century

  • Still Life with Vegetables (two separate paintings)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: each 59 x 76 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Agarics with fruits and vegetables on a dish in lower left corner
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings and British Paintings 1500-1850. (no. 139, p. 87)

Piedmont School, Anonymous. early 18th Century.

  • Still Life with Fungi And Flowers
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 107 x 76 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A bunch of 8-12 stylized mushrooms, perhaps Amanita caesarea before a basket of flowers
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Auction at Palais Doroteum June 16, 2009

Pini, Giovanni. Italian. 17th century

  • Young Man with a Picnic (Giovane con vivande all’aperto)
  • Mushroom description: Basket of Agaricus
  • Location: Galleria Palatina, Florence
  • Web: http://www.artclon.com/paintings/young-man-with-a-picnic_17571.html

Pittore di Rodolfo Lodi. Italian. Active end of 17th century

  • Still Life with Fish, Heron, Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 76.5 x 98 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two Agaricus?
  • Location: Previously San Damaso di Modena, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Porpora, Paolo (called Pavoluccio Napolitano). Italian, Naples 1617- Naples or Rome 1673

  • Note: A large number of a still Lifes containing mushrooms have been attributed to Porpora. Please go to the complete listing in the registry under Porpora. Here we include a few samples of his work.
  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fungi, Snail, Toads, Snakes
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 36 x 64 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of morels (Morchella esculenta var. crassipes) and half an agaric
  • Location: Banco di Napoli. Naples, Italy
  • References: Steensma, S. Otto Marseus van Schrieck Leben und Werk. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag. 1999. Wasson, G. and V. Mushrooms, Russia, and History. NY: Pantheon Books. 1957.
  • Web: http://www.newalexandria.org/archive/MUSHROOMS%20RUSSIA%20AND%20HISTORY%20Volume%202.pdf
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Owl and Ibis. Vanity (Nature morte avec une chouette et un ibis. Vanite)
  • Location: The Louvre, Paris
  • Web: http://www.culture.fr/documentation/joconde/ANVEG/anveg_02.htm click "champignon"
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Snakes, Fly Agarics, and Thistles
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 35 x 48 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A group of four Amanitas, possibly A. muscaria
  • Location: National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • [d]
  • Forest understory (Sottobosco) with Snake, Green Lizard, Turtles and Butterflies. (Sottobosco con biscione, ramarro, tartaruga e farfalle)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 51 x 94.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of mushrooms, including Agrocybe cylindracea and Russula sp.
  • Location: National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
  • Reference: Ebert-Schlifferen, S. Still Life: A History. NY: Abrams.

Pseudo Fardella, or Il Pittore di Carlo Torre. Italian. 17th century

Note: A large number of a still lifes containing mushrooms have been attributed to the unknown Italian painter called Pseudo Fardella or Pittore di Carlo Torre. Please go to the complete listing under Pseudo Fardella in the registry. Here we include a few samples of his work.

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fruits and Vegetables
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 38 x 55 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Three Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Piva & C, Art dealer, Milan, Italy
  • [b]
  • Ceramics, Melon, Basket with Grapes, Plums, Pomegranate, Apple, Hazelnuts, Mushrooms, and Pears (Ceramiche, melone, cesto con uva, prugne, pesche, melagrana, mela, nocciole, funghi e pere)
  • size: 73.5 x 97.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of six gilled mushrooms, brown rounded caps, non-annulate, bulbous base of stem, middle foreground
  • Reference: Cirillo G. and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996. (no. 71)
  • Location: Previously, Milan, Finarte
  • Web: Christie's
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Basket with Cherries, Fungi, Asparagus, Artichokes and a Bird
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 85 x 103 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A group of boletes
  • Location: Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia, Electra Publ. 1989.
  • Web: Christie's

Pseudo Salini or Master 'S.B.'. Italian. Active 1633-1655

  • Mushrooms, Artichokes, a Basket of Apples and a Cabbage with Dead Game on a Ledge
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 65.1 x 97.9 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Several Agaricus, perhaps campestris in foreground
  • Reference: Christie’s auction sale 7253. Important Old Master Pictures, 6 July 2006.
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web:

Questa, Francesco della. Italian. ?1639-1723

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Vegetables and Flowers (Natura morta con ortaggi e fiori)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 155 x 210 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two gilled mushrooms
  • Location: Collection of Stefanoni, Bergamo, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • [b]
  • Cauliflower, Lettuce, Turnip, Celery, Mushrooms, Peperoncini, Peppers and other Vegetables Near a Fountain in a Landscape (Cavalfiore, lattuga, rape, sedani, funghi, peperoncipi, peperoni e altre verdure vicine ad una fontana in un paesaggio)
  • Mushroom description: Mushrooms not readily visible
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Quinsa, Giovanni. Italian. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Cherries in a Glass Bowl, Beans, Apricots and Mushrooms in a Basket
  • Mushroom description: Half-dozen or so Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Watermelons, Grapes, Mushrooms, Figs, and a Platter of Fruit on a Table Ledge with Songbirds Suspended from String
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Rapous (Raposo), Michel Antonio. Italian, 1733-1819. Active in Piedmont, 1751-1796

  • Still Life of a Garland Of Flowers Together With Peaches, Cherries, Plums and Mushrooms, All in a Garden Setting With Water Pool in the Foreground
  • Size: 128.5 x 116.3 cm.
  • Mushroom description: not available
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Sotheby’s (London), July 10, 2003. (lot No. 199)

Realfonso, Tommaso (called Masillo). Italian. 1677 Naples-1745?

  • Still Life with Bread, Sausage, Cheese and a Bottle of Wine
  • Mushroom description: Bread partly covered with white and greenish mold
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Mund, G. and von Hohenzollern JP. Exhibition Stille Welt - Italienische Stillleben, Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung. 2003. (catalog)

Recco, Elena. Italian. 17th century?

  • [a]
  • Heron, Lobster, Sea Trout, Black Bream, Piper, Eels, Gurnard, Squid and Other Fish with Fungi in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Two Amanita caesarea in left foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Fish, Snails, Mushrooms, Ducks and a Cat, on a Shore.(Natura morta di pesci, conchiglie, funghi, anatre e un gatto presso una riva)
  • Mushroom description: (probably) one Amanita caesarea and two indistinct capped mushrooms in left foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Marine Still Life with Fish, Shellfish, Sea Urchins, Mushrooms, a Turtle,, a Basket, and a Metal Basin (Natura morta marina con pesci, crostacei, ricci, funghi, una tartaruga, una cesta ed un bacille di metallo)
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct mushrooms on left and right foregrounds
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Still Life with Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Amanita caesarea group as sole subject
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Recco, Giuseppe. Italian (Neapolitan). 1634-1695

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fruits and Flowers. ca. 1670
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 255 x 301 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of perhaps a dozen Agrocybe aegerita (=cylindracea)
  • Location: Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
  • Reference: Kunst des Barock. Cologne: Könemann. 1997.
  • Web: http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/r/recco/index.html
  • [b]
  • Still Life of Watermelon on a Silver Charger, Berries in a Basket, and a Pomegranate, Quinces and Mushrooms on a Stone Ledge
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size 74.3 x 99 cm.
  • Mushrooms description: Clump of Agrocyge aegerita (= cylindracea)
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christies' auction, sale 1708. Old Master Paintings, 17 October 2006. New York.
  • Web: Arcadia Auctions

Rizzi, Marco Antonio. Italian, 1648-1723

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Pears, Apples, Grapes and Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 71 x 207 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Four Agaricus
  • Location: Collection Muzio, Palazzo Ferrari, Ottone (Piacenza), Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Watermelon, Apples, Fish, Grapes and Fungi
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 71 x 201 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Four Agaricus, maybe campestris
  • Location: Collection Muzio, Palazzo Ferrari, Ottone (Piacenza), Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • [c]
  • Mushrooms, Pears, Apples, Plums, Watermelon, Flowerpot with Grapes and Citrus Fruit (Funghi, pere, mele, prugne, cocomeri, vaso con uva e agrumi)
  • Mushroom description: In right foreground, a group of six gilled mushrooms (probably Agrocybe cylindracea) with annuli, rounded bulb, stipe often split from the top, striate margins, cap colored (here in black and white). Left background with two to three similar mushrooms.
  • Location: Private collection, Lombardy, Italy
  • Reference: Cirillo G and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.
  • [d]
  • Melon, Mushrooms, Quince, Pears, Black and White Figs (Meloni, funghi, mele cotogne, pere, fichi neri e bianchi)
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea in center
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Cirillo G and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.
  • [e]
  • Bower, mushrooms, grape shoots, plate of figs, melon, goldfinch (Pergolato, funghi, tralci di vite, pesche, piatto di fragole, fichi, melone e cardellino)
  • Mushroom description: Two groups each of two mushrooms, undetermined if boletes or agarics
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Cirillo G and Godi G. Le Nature Morte del "Pittore di Carlo Torre" Pseudo Fardella. Parma, Italy: PPS editrice. 1996.

Roman School, Anonymous. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Mushroom description: Plate of Amanita caesarea in background
  • Location: Palazzo Pitti, Florence
  • Web: http://www.repubblicarts.kataweb.it/repubblicarts/medici/ immagini/medici5.html
  • [b]
  • Fruit, Vegetables and Caesar’s Mushrooms (Frutta, ortaggi e ovoli). Before 1625
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 124.5 x 166 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Left side, six Amanita caesarea; right side two Boletus edulis
  • Location: Palazzo Pitti, Florence
  • Reference: La natura morta a palazzo e in villa: Le collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena. Ed. Sillabe, publ. 1998.
  • Note: transparency by D. Thoen
  • [c]
  • Fruit, Greens, and Caesar’s Mushrooms (Frutta, ortaggi e ovoli). 1625
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 124.5 x 166 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Six Amanita caesarea on a shelf between figs and plums
  • Location: Palazzo Pitti, Florence (depositi inv. Poggio Imperiale 1836, no. 426)
  • Reference: La natura morta a palazzo e in villa: Le collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena. Ed. Sillabe, publ. 1998.

Rosa, Salvator. Italian, Renelle 1615-Roma 1673 (attributed to)

  • Landscape
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Right corner, below: three or four (?) greenish russulas
  • Location: Museum Fabre, Montpellier, France (inv. no. 52.5.1.194)
  • Note: seen by D. Thoen

Rubbiani, Felice. Italian. 1677-1752

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Fruit, Mushrooms, and Flowers in a Vase
  • Mushroom description: Two Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life of Fruits, Flowers and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Group of about eight Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Ruoppolo, Giovanni Battista. Italian (Neapolitan). 1629-1693

  • [a]
  • Still Life of Grapes, Pomegranates, Mushrooms, a Basket and Game in a Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus on left
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Pomegranate, Fungi, Grapes, and Figs
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes, two Amanita caesarea "eggs" and whitish mushrooms, perhaps chanterelles
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [c]
  • Still Life with Vegetables, Fruits and Mushrooms (labelled "Nature morta" in Gabrius)
  • Mushroom description: Two indistinct boletes in right background
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Grapes, Watermelon, Pears and Fungi
  • Mushroom description: Single bolete with red pore mouths? in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • Mushrooms, a Cardoon, and Various Fruits
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus in middle
  • Location: Museo Mandralisca, Cefalu', Italia
  • Web:
  • [f]
  • Still Life with Fruits, Jasmine Flowers and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Several unidentifiable pileated mushrooms
  • Location: Kunsthalle, Hamburg
  • Reference: Mund, G. and von Hohenzollern JP. Exhibition Stille Welt - Italienische Stillleben, Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung. 2003. (catalog)
  • [g]
  • A Catch of Fish
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 60.5 x 131.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Four agarics in the lower right corner
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Spike, J.T. The Sense of Pleasure: A Collection of Still-Life Paintings. Milan: Ed. Skira. 2002.
  • [h]
  • Still Life with Fruits (Nature morte aux fruits)
  • Mushroom description: Cluster of agarics on a tilted trunk in the lower right corner
  • Location: Museo di San Martin, Naples
  • Reference: Chefs d'oeuvre de l'art. Hachette no. 92.1964.

Salini, Tommaso (called Mao). Italian, Rome 1575-Id. ca. 1625

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fruit and Game
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 74 x 98.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: One Agaricus, one Lactarius, two unidentified buttons
  • Location: Silvano Lodi Collection, Campione d’Italia, Italy
  • References: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989. Spike, JT. Italian Still Life Paintings. NY: Old Masters Exhibition Soc. 1983.
  • [b]
  • Still Life of Fruit in a Straw Basket with Asparagus, Artichokes, Cardoons, Lemons, Mushrooms and a Duck
  • Mushroom description: Group of dark-capped Agaricus, possibly Agaricus bisporus var. avellaneus
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: http://www.sothebys.com/app/live/lot/LotDetail.jsp?lot_id=RP5C
  • [c]
  • A Man with a Monkey, Figs, Mushrooms and Peaches on a Table
  • Mushroom description: Group of Boletus cf. pinophilus on table
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Scacciati, Andrea the Elder. Italian. 1642-1710

  • [a]
  • No title or description. 1706.
  • Medium: Oils
  • Mushroom description: Sclerotium of Polyporus tuberaster (Pietra funghaia)
  • Location: Unknown
  • References: Mattiroli, O. Orto Botanico."Giardino dei Semplici" dell'Università di Firenze. 1914. Schmidt, G. Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde. 1934.
  • [b]
  • Chinese Porcelain Basin with a Bouquet of Flowers (Catinella di porcellana cinese con mazzo di fiori)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 58 x 73 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Foreground, right corner, a brown polypore, probably Grifola frondosa
  • Location: Palazzo di Montecitorio (Deposito delle Gallerie Fiorentine). (inv. 1890, no. 4834, Rome)
  • Reference: La natura morta a palazzo e in villa: Le collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena. Ed. Sillabe, publ. 1998. Firenze Musei.
  • Note: Two transparencies (D. Thoen)

Sicilian School, Anonymous. 17th century

  • Still Life with Fungi, Cardoon and Various Fruits
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 51 x 77 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of Agaricus
  • Location: Museo della Fondazione Mondralisca, Cefalú, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Napoli: Electra Pub. 1989.

Strozzi, Bernardo (called Cappucino Genovese). Italian. b. 1581, Genoa, d. 1644, Venice

  • [a]
  • A Man Sampling Fungi From a Maid’s Apron
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct boletes
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Female Figure By a Large Table with Still Life
  • Medium: Oils on canvas
  • Mushroom description: Several Boletus edulis
  • Location: Galleria Pasti Bencini , Florence, Italy
  • Reference: Mund, G. and von Hohenzollern JP. Exhibition Stille Welt - Italienische Stillleben, Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung. 2003. (catalog)

Tintore, Simone del. Italian, Lucca 1630-Id. 1708.

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fungi and Cabbage
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 45.5 x 75 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes, (probably) Boletus edulis
  • Location: Collezione Gregori, Florence, Italy
  • Note: A variant is in Museo del Castello Sforzesco, Milan
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • Web: http://www.pandolfini.it/giugno97/s415.htm
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Fungi and "Wallflower"(?) ("Violacciocca")
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 42.5 x 42 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes, (probably) Boletus edulis
  • Location: Galleries Pardo, Paris
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Wild Mushrooms on a Forest Floor
  • Mushroom description: Collection of agarics, boletes and corals
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [d]
  • Still Life With a Cabbage, Mushrooms, a Cardoon, Pomegranates, Figs and Other Fruit on a Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Mushrooms indistinct
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • Still Life with Basket of Peaches, Flowers, Fish, Various Fruits, Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Several Amanita caesarea in left foreground
  • Location: (previously) Pandolfini, Italy Auction House. June 1997
  • [f]
  • Fungi, Grapes, Watermelon, a Crab and Chickens, Indoors
  • Mushroom description: Group of Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [g]
  • A Swordfish, Cauliflower, Fennel, Dead Birds and Fungi on a Ledge
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct group of boletes in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website
  • [h]
  • Mushrooms, Mange Tout (snap peas?), Apples, an Artichoke and Flowers on a Stone Ledge
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 41.9 x 71.1 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Not available
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Christies (London). December 8, 2006 (lot no. 47)

Tuscan School, Anonymous. 17th century

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Fruits and Vegetables (Alzate di frutta e vegetali)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 94 x 116 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Vegetables and fruit spread out on a table with a single Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Pitti Palace, Florence (deposited) 1911 (inv. Poggie e Caiano, no. 99)
  • Reference: La natura morta a palazzo e in villa: Le collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena. Ed. Sillabe, publ. 1998.
  • [b]
  • Pedestal Platters of Fruits and Vegetables (Alzate di frutta e vegetali). 1610
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 94 x 116 cm.
  • Mushroom description: One Amanita caesarea on a table
  • Location: Pitti Palace, Florence (deposited) 1911 (inv. Poggie e Caiano, no. 99)
  • Reference: La natura morta a palazzo e in villa: Le collezioni dei Medici e dei Lorena. Ed. Sillabe, publ. 1998.

Valentino, Gian Domenico. Italian. (Recorded in Imola and Rome, 1661-1798)

  • Still Life of Fish, Vegetables and Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 122 x 173 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A couple of mushrooms (boletes?) in foreground
  • Location: Musée Fesch, Ajaccio, Corsica
  • Web: http://www.photo.rmn.fr/us/f_recherche.html

Venetian School, Anonymous. 18th century

  • Still Life with Parrot and Basket of Flowers, Fruits, Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: Several (probably) Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Verrocchi, Agostino. Italian (Rome). Active first half, 17th century

  • Still Life With Fruits on a Marble Slab
  • Mushroom description: Two upside down agarics in right foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.

Vicenzina, Giuseppe. Italian. 17th century?

  • Still Life of Grapes, Pomegranates, Peaches, Cherries, Mushrooms and Other Fruit
  • Mushroom description: Group of boletes
  • Location: Unknown
  • Found in: Last seen on Gabrius website

Zucchi, Francesco. Italian. 1695-1764

  • Tela frugifera
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; size: 63.4 x 49 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Arcimboldo-like (q.v.) pastiche with agarics as ear and on shoulder
  • Location: Private collection, Milan, Italy
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
 

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