A pair of paintings with street-life scenes, populated with colourfully costumed peasants.
Peasants Merry Making on the Coast Near Naples by Pietro Fabris, 1771
© Burton Constable Hall
- Oil on canvas
- 52 x 78 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,163 ( Total: £227,663; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- John Chichester-Constable
The artist's works were particularly favoured by foreign visitors to the city and typify the Grand Tour souvenir picture. William Constable spent three months in Naples and it seems likely that the British Envoy Extraordinary introduced Constble to Fabris.
Commissioned from the artist in Naples by William Constable; thence by descent.