Bartolomeo Bimbi

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Medici citrus collection, 1715
Bartolomeo Bimbi
Born 1648
Died 1723
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Notable work(s) Still life painting
Movement Mannerism

Bartolomeo Bimbi (1648–1723) was a Florentine painter of still lifes, spurred by his patrons including Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany to paint large canvases of flora and fauna for the Medici Villa dell'Ambrogiana and della Topaia, now conserved in the Pitti Palace and the Museo Botanico dell'Universita.

He partly was following the tradition of Jacopo Ligozzi in documenting the botanical collections of the Medici. He was a pupil of Lorenzo Lippi and Onorio Marinari. Others claim he was a pupil of Angelo Gori.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farquhar, Maria (1855). Ralph Nicholson Wornum, ed. Biographical catalogue of the principal Italian painters. Woodfall & Kinder, Angel Court, Skinner Street, London; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Jun 27, 2006. p. 26. 

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