Antique Master Print-ISLES-PROSCITA-ISCHIA-BAIA-Sandby-Fabris-1777

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‘VIEW OF THE ISLES OF PROSCITA, ISCHIA & BAIA’

– Men and women in rural dress gathered on an islet around a dish in the foreground, one standing and drinking, another pushing off in a boat, two men, one holding a fishing rod, standing on a rock to right, a barge tied alongside, near a larger island with a ruined, overgrown castle to right, men mooring a sailing boat at the edge and the castle of Baia on another island and a peaked mountain in the distance.

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Men and women in rural dress gathered on an islet around a dish in the foreground, one standing and drinking, another pushing off in a boat, two men, one holding a fishing rod, standing on a rock to right, a barge tied alongside, near a larger island with a ruined, overgrown castle to right, men mooring a sailing boat at the edge and the castle of Baia on another island and a peaked mountain in the distance.

Made by Paul Sandby after Pietro Fabris.

Medium: Aquatint etching on handlaid paper.

Sheet size: 55 x 31.7 cm (21.65 x 12.48 inch). Image size: 54.2 x 28 cm. (21.34 x 11.02 inch).

Condition: good, given age. Light crasing and soiling and a few smal tears in the peper edges. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

ISLES-PROSCITA-ISCHIA-BAIA | EXPO-ENGLISH

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Source: unknown, to be determined.

Biography engraver: Paul Sandby (1731-1809) was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in watercolours, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768.

Biography artist: Pietro Fabris (active 1740-1792) was a painter of Italian descent, active in England and Naples. Pietro is best known for work he completed for the dilettante geologist, the diplomat Sir William Hamilton, which included a number of engravings based on his paintings that depicted contemporary volcanic activity collected in two books, Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, &c. (London, 1774) and Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies (Naples, 1776). He also painted some concert parties sponsored by Hamilton, including one that included a young Mozart at the harpsichord. In other works he produced for sale, he painted Bamboccianti scenes, genre paintings of local folk in native garb at work or play.

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Dimensions 31 × 55 × 1 cm

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