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    Baltazar Gomes Figueira (1604-1674) Still life whit birds, fish and plate with flowers and fruits

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Baltazar Gomes Figueira (1604-1674)
Still life whit birds, fish and plate with flowers and fruits

Baltazar Gomes Figueira, born in Óbidos, known for being the father and master of the most interesting female artist in the history of Portuguese old painting - Josefa de Ayala, called Josefa de Obidos – was himself an important painter of the 17th century Baroque. Having carried out some of his apprenticeship in Seville, with Francisco Herrera, el Viejo, Baltazar brought from that city, then the most thriving center of Spanish painting, the experience of painting landscapes and still lifes, genres of which he was, in fact, the introducer in Portugal and, together with his daughter, their best promoter.
Since the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) does not have in its painting collection a work by this fundamental name of Portuguese art, given the opportunity to acquire this important painting, the Group of Friends of the MNAA decided to launch a public fundraising campaign to enable its acquisition.
The MNAA wishes to thank you for your support.

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With your contribution, however small, you can help us to raise the €60,000 needed to buy this painting.

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Baltazar Gomes Figueira (1604-1674)
Still life whit birds, fish and plate with flowers and fruits
C. 1650
Oil on canvas
106,5 × 127,5 cm
Private collection

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