5 July 2005
Giuseppe de Nittis (Barletta 1846-1884 Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
A seascape with houses in the background
signed 'De Nittis'
black chalk, watercolour
6 7/8 x 7¾ in. (175 x 197 mm.)
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De Nittis began to concentrate on watercolour landscapes from the mid 1870s, perhaps in response to his annual visits to London in the period. The present drawing may be a plein air view of the Puglian coast.
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