Oil on copper, 39cm by 33.5cm.
Filippo Lauri studied with his father, a Flemish landscape artist, and with his older brother. He was active in Rome and a prolific artist who enjoyed the patronage of John, 5th Earl, of Exeter. Mario Nuzzi, who became known as Mario de Fiori, was active in Rome and was one of the first Italian artists to specialise in still life painting of flowers. He seems to have assumed the name de Fiori at the time of his second marriage in 1650.