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Gouache Naples Italy Vesuvius volcanic eruption 19. century
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Gouache Naples Italy Vesuvius volcanic eruption 19. century

Enchanting gouache of an anonymous artist in blue pastel colours, view over the bay of Naples Posillipo by day with the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius. The gouache with maritime staffage has been created probably in the middle of 19th century.

SIZE: paper about
H 35 cm x W 45 cm

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Enchanting gouache of an anonymous artist in blue pastel colours, view over the bay of Naples Posillipo by day with the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius. The gouache with maritime staffage has been created probably in the middle of 19th century.


DESCRIPTION:
Fine, high-quality gouache painting on paper of an anonymous artist. Title: "Eruzione Del/Aprile 1835". It shows the view over the bay of Naples Posillipo by day. Centrally in the background you can see the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius. In the foreground there is a maritime staffage with boats and some people. The outer edge of the painting is black tusche, on it the title in zinc white. This attractive gouache is an example for typical Italian gouache painting in the 19th century.

SIZE:
Leaf: about H 35 cm x B 45 cm

CONDITION:
- in good condition
- atmospheric pastel colours
- some spotting mainly to upper part of image mostly caused by oxidated zinc white
- on the left two cracks restored, optically not disturbing
- top right and in the middle right side small restaurations, optically not disturbing
- on the back old paper stripes due to a former restauration (see photo)

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Gouache Naples Italy Vesuvius volcanic eruption 19. century
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