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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan 1571-Port' Ercole 1610)

Boy Peeling Fruit c.1592-3

RCIN 402612

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Caravaggio was probably the most influential painter of the early seventeenth century. This may be his earliest surviving painting, dating from his first years in Rome. Here we see Caravaggio’s interest in recording reality, with posed model and still life, which was to continue throughout his career.