Andrea Belvedere

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Flowers, 1680.

Abate Andrea Belvedere (born 1646) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was born at Naples and a pupil of Giovan Battista Ruoppolo, and excelled in painting still-life paintings of fruit and flowers. He moved to Spain in 1692, and was employed by Charles II of Spain; and in conjunction with Luca Giordano (who painted the figures), he helped decorate the Escorial. Napier describes Belvedere as imitator, yet also a competitor of the Flemish still-life painter Abraham Brueghel.[1] Among his pupils were Baldassare de Caro and Tommaso Realfonso.

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  1. ^ *Napier, Lord Francis (1855). Notes on Modern Painting at Naples.. West Strand, London: John W. Parker and Son. p. 129. 

This article incorporates text from the article "Abate, Andrea [called Belvedere]" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.