Lot Details

Lot 72
Italian School
19th Century
View of Naples from the Bay and Il Foro della Via Appia: Two
Gouache on paper
Each sight 10 3/4 x 16 1/8 inches (27.3 x 41.3 cm)
Provenance of the second:
The Connoisseur, New York
The Foro della Via Appia ( or Forum Appii in Latin) was an ancient Roman halting place on the Appian Way approximately 40 miles (63.5 km) southest of Rome. The site also marked the beginning of a canal that ran beside the road through the Pontine Marshes, on which many travelers continued their journey by boat. The place is mentioned by a number of classical sources, including Horace (Satires 1.5.3-6) -- who described it as "stuffed with crooked boatmen and innkeepers"--and the book of Acts, which mentions (28.15) that St. Paul was met there by a group of Christians welcoming him to Rome. By the 19th century, the site was almost deserted, as we see in this work.


C The Estate of a European Collector

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Not viewed outside the frames. In apparent good condition.


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Old Master Paintings | English & Continental Silver

Tue, May 24, 2022 at 10am EDT
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