Abraham Brueghel (1631-1690) was a Flemish painter whose work included portraits of objects in nature and floral still lifes. Born in Antwerp, the artist went on to Italy in 1649 to serve under commissioner for the Prince Antonio Ruffo in Sicily. It was the first of many commissions where the artist explored floral still lifes. In 1659, he moved to Rome, where he continued to paint portraits of natural subjects. He joined the Accademia di San Luca in Rome in 1670 and moved to Naples the following year, where he remained for the remainder of his life.