The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile

Cabinet of Curiosities by Domenico Remps

Title

Cabinet of Curiosities by Domenico Remps

Subject

A painting by Domenico Remps, held at the Museo dell'Opficio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.

Description

This painting depicts a cabinet of curiosity, as it would have appeared in the 17th and 18th centuries. One notable feature is the presence of red coral in the cabinet. Red coral, native to the Caribbean, was immensely popular to the European public.

Source

Wikimedia Commons

Publisher

Sam Gibson

Type

Painting

Files

Cabinet_of_Curiosities_1690s_Domenico_Remps copy.jpg

Citation

“Cabinet of Curiosities by Domenico Remps ,” The 18th Century Search for the Blue Nile, accessed September 19, 2017, http://bluenile.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/13.