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Abate Andrea Belvedere (born 1646) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was born at Naples and a pupil of Giovan Battista Ruoppolo, and excelled in painting still-life paintings of fruit and flowers. He moved to Spain in 1692, and was employed by Charles II of Spain; and in conjunction with Luca Giordano (who painted the figures), he helped decorate the Escorial. Napier describes Belvedere as imitator, yet also a competitor of the Flemish still-life painter Abraham Brueghel. Among his pupils or followers were Baldassare de Caro, Tommaso Realfonso, and Nicola Casissa.