Giovanni Ruoppolo

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Giovanni Ruoppolo

(1629-1693)

Giovanni Battista Ruoppolo(b Naples, 1629; d Naples, 1693) was a Neapolitan still-life painter. He specialized in pictures of flowers and food (especially fruit and seafood), depicted in an exuberant and succulent style. With Recco he was the finest Italian still-life painter of his period. His nephew Giuseppe Ruoppolo (d 1710) painted in his style but was much less accomplished. ​ ​