Delaplane Antiques

Oil of Naples harbor and breakwater probably mid-19th century

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: Italian: Pre 1900: Item # 1315055

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Delaplane Antiques
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3054 Delaplane Grade Rd
Delaplane Virginia 20144

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Unsigned oil on paper laid on cardboard depicting the harbor with people in the foreground, the buildings on the right and the breakwater in the middle ground and the harbor with a ship and the far arm of land in the distance. Scenes of Naples painted either in gouche or oil were done throughout the 19th century with views of Vesuvius erupting being particularly popular. This one is attractive for the many figures and the carriages. Dating these can be difficult as the style was popular for much of the century. Painting 9 3/8 x 13 5/8 inches (24 x 34.5 cm), with frame 14 7/8 x 19 ¼ inches (38 x 49 cm).

Condition: generally good but with a small scrape under the boat in the harbor, a little touch up in the sky in both upper corners and a tiny blackening of the lower right corner to cover some paint loss.

A nice example of a popular subject.