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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    Neapolitan School, early 19th Century

    The Crypta Napoletana, beneath the Posillipo hill, Naples

    Price Realised  

    Neapolitan School, early 19th Century
    The Crypta Napoletana, beneath the Posillipo hill, Naples
    oil on canvas
    19 x 15 in. (48.2 x 38.1 cm.)


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    The Grotto of Posillipo and Roman Ruins on the Palatine were popular subjects for plein air sketches from the end of the eighteenth century onwards. The recent exhibition A Brush With Nature: The Gere Collection of Landscape Oil Sketches at the National Gallery, London, featured work by the Welsh artist Thomas Jones (1742-1803) of the Grotto (cat. no.43), and a sketch by Lord Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) of an archway on the Palatine (cat. no.48).

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