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Gabriele Ricciardelli active 1740-1780

The Lanterna del Molo, Naples

Details

Artist

Gabriele Ricciardelli active 1740-1780

Title

The Lanterna del Molo, Naples

Date

Unknown

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 64.5 x W: 103.8 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0364.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

This painting depicts the Lanterna (lighthouse) and Molo (pier) in Naples, set against the dramatic backdrop of Vesuvius, a plume of smoke issuing from its crater. The delicately painted figures who populate the scene represent a cross-section of the Neapolitan population, including priests, fishermen and Neapolitan aristocrats in fine costume, the kind of scene that would have appealed to the Grand Tourists of the day.

Gabriele Ricciardelli The Lanterna del Molo, Naples Unknown © Compton Verney