168
168
Giacinto Gigante
CASARLANO, NEAR SORRENTO
Estimation
6 0008 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
168
Giacinto Gigante
CASARLANO, NEAR SORRENTO
Estimation
6 0008 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Giacinto Gigante
NAPLES 1806 - 1876
CASARLANO, NEAR SORRENTO
Watercolour over traces of pencil, heightened with white;
signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: Gia Gigante 1850 -
276 by 378 mm
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Description

This watercolour depicts a view near the forested mountain village of Casarlano, above the town of Sorrento, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Gigante spent much of 1848 and 1849 living and working in Sorrento, and the view from Casarlano and the woods surrounding it was one of which he seems to have been particularly fond, as it appears in a number of drawings and watercolours of this period. A larger variant of this composition, also dated 1850 but with different staffage, was on the art market in 2001 and is today in a private Neapolitan collection.1 Another, smaller gouache of the same view by Gigante, again dated 1850, was in the Statella collection in Naples in 1930.2 A watercolour showing a different view of the trees at Casarlano is in the Astarita collection at the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples.3

1. New York and London, Colnaghi, Master Drawings, 2001, no. 44 (incorrectly identified as Pozzuoli from Capo Miseno, with Ischia in the Distance)
2. S. Ortolani, Giacinto Gigante, Bergamo 1930, pl. 18
3. L. Arbace et al, Napoli e la Campania Felix: Acquerelli di Giacinto Gigante, Naples 1983, p. 36, no. 52, pl. IX

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