Peasants Merry Making on the Coast Near Naples by Pietro Fabris

A pair of paintings with street-life scenes, populated with colourfully costumed peasants.


Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
52 x 78 cm
Art Fund grant:
£50,163 ( Total: £227,663; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist in Naples by William Constable; thence by descent.

Venue details

Burton Constable Hall Burton Constable, SKIRLAUGH East Yorkshire HU11 4LN 01964 562400 www.burtonconstable.com

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