84
84
Simon-Joseph-Alexandre-Clément Denis
A VIEW OF NAPLES FROM THE PORTICI, THE CASTEL DELL'OVO ON THE LEFT
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT
84
Simon-Joseph-Alexandre-Clément Denis
A VIEW OF NAPLES FROM THE PORTICI, THE CASTEL DELL'OVO ON THE LEFT
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art

|
New York

Simon-Joseph-Alexandre-Clément Denis
ANTWERP 1755 - 1813 NAPLES
A VIEW OF NAPLES FROM THE PORTICI, THE CASTEL DELL'OVO ON THE LEFT
signed twice in ink D and numbered 160 (on verso); inscribed in a later hand in pencil Denis Simon Peintre Flamand de XVIII / Mort à Naples en 1813. Les tableaux sont / exposés au Louvre (Paris) / Compiègne / Anvers / Montpellier / Il signait tantôt Imon Denis / tantot S. Denis / tantot S. D / tantot D.
oil on paper
12 1/8 by 17 1/2 in.; 30.9 by 44.5 cm.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

Castel dell'Ovo ("The Egg Castle") sits on the small island of Megaride, off the coast of Naples. According to legend, the poet Virgil, rumored to be a wizard, left an egg in an iron cage, hanging on a truss in the depths of the crypts underlying the castle. As long as the enchanted egg hung safely, the castle and the entire city of Naples would also be secure. The castle which still looms over the harbor, built atop of the ruins of a Roman villa, was constructed by the Normans in the 12th century. 

Important Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art

|
New York