Dancing Nymphs Beside the Bay of Naples
Signed J. Shaw and dated 1851 (lr)
Oil on canvas
33 x 49 inches (84 x 124.5 cm)
Kenendy Galleries, New York, by 1972
Private collection, New York
A self-taught artist from Lincolnshire who emigrated to the United States, Shaw painted landscapes in the English picturesque tradition derived from the poetic fantasies of Claude Lorraine. This one is especially reminiscent of Claude's idylls of the ancient Roman countryside.
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