NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY | NAPLES: A VIEW OF VESUVIUS ERUPTING BY NIGHT; AND A VIEW OF VESUVIUS ERUPTING BY DAY
The Property of a Gentleman
NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
NAPLES: A VIEW OF VESUVIUS ERUPTING BY NIGHT; AND A VIEW OF VESUVIUS ERUPTING BY DAY
a pair, both oil on canvas
unframed: each 55.4 x 68.4 cm.; 21¾ x 26⅞ in.
framed: each 59.8 x 72.5 cm.; 23½ x 28½ in.
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The canvases are both lined, the paint surfaces are relatively clean, and the varnish is slightly discoloured - it is more shiny in the daytime scene, and more matte in the nocturnal scene. There are some retouchings visible to the naked eye in the cloud of smoke in the nocturnal scene. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these, and reveals that in both works, only a handful of small areas of retouching are found merely around the margins of the works. There is a more recent, concentrated area of restoration (approx. 2 x 1cm.) in the ground to the left of the figures walking in the daytime scene. The paintings are both in good condition.
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