Italian Coastal Scene, Bay of Naples, gouache on paper, signed Riva. c1900. SOLD.
Gouache on paper, indistinctly signed. Dimensions : Frame : 485mm x 385mm x 45mm. Image : 240mm x 158mm. Weight : 2.800kg net. Condition : Good.
Italian Coastal Scene, Bay of Naples, gouache on paper, signed O. ? Riva. Neapolitan School, c1900.
Dimensions : Frame : 485mm x 385mm x 45mm. Image : 240mm x 158mm. Weight : 2.800kg net.
Condition/Notes : Good. The gouache on paper study of an Italian coastal walkway in the Bay of Naples, possibly on Capri, with figures, is in good condition with good colour and no marking or damage. The painting depicts the steep walkway overlooking the Bay with a calm blue sea and sky with a distant heat haze from the land. This painting is almost identical to a work by the Neapolitan artist H. Fusci entitled "Italian Coastal Scene with Figures" which can be viewed in the Recently Sold Art page at this link. Comparing the vegetation and track marks in the road on both works it appears that they were executed at similar times and may even be the work of the same artist. The painting is signed in the lower lh corner in faint red paint and is somewhat obscure in places but appears to be O. E...Riva; any further information regarding this signature will be added in due course. The painting is displayed within the original faintly lined pale grey mount; attached verso by a gummed hinge at the top edge of the base. The heavy gilt ornate moulded frame is in fair condition with scuffing and small losses in places and some small areas of repair to the moulding which have been roughly touched-up. The back of the frame is closed with a card backing board secured by several nails. Screw-eyes and wire attached. The latter backing board can be easily removed revealing the base hinged to the mount board at the top edge; there is pencil script verso relating to framer's notes. Please view the images below for details. This is a very interesting Neapolitan School work c1900 which will benefit from positive identification of the artist "Riva" and will further benefit from improving the frame. As this is a very heavy frame, International buyers may wish to purchase the painting/mount only to reduce shipping costs. As the frame is basically sound it can be quite easily renovated and brought up to a better standard if desired or simply discreetly repainted. Please view the images below :
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