London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
Achille Vianelli (Porto Maurizio 1803-1894 Benevent)
Interior of the Church of S. Niccolo, Bari
signed 'Vianelli' and inscribed 'St Niccolo, Bari 26 Maggio 1878.'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
9 3/8 x 13 in. (236 x 327 mm.)
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Saint Nicholas, to whom this church was dedicated, is the patron saint of the city of Bari and of mariners. In the drawing are some fishermen prostrate below the suspended model of a ship.
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