Бонавентура Беттера
Still life with musical instruments. Late XVII - early XVIII century

Oil on canvas
92×115 cm
1937 дар М.Б.Бенедиктова, Москва.
Ж-2874

Bottom right is the signature: "B. Ventura. Bettera F. in Bergamo".

This picture from the Pushkin Museum collection is of interest as an extremely rare authentic work by the son of Bartolomeo Bettera – Bonaventura, about whom only very sparse information has survived. In his works Bonaventura Bettera made wide use of motifs found in the canvases of Baschenis, the creator of a special kind of still lifes containing musical instruments. The casket depicted in the picture in the Pushkin Museum and decorated with incrustation incorporating a female figure is also found in a signed still life by Bartolomeo Bettera held in a private collection in Milan.

  • Oil on canvas
    92×115 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1937
    1937 дар М.Б.Бенедиктова, Москва.
  • Ж-2874
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Бонавентура Беттера

1663(?)–после 1718