Offering this unusual original oil on board painting executed with a very expressionistic style and signed indistinctly. This work dates to the early part of the 20th century and is Italian in origin. Signed in the lower right corner. The work measures 6 ½ by 9 inches, not including the frame, and is housed in a very nice vintage gold frame with a 3 inch wide molding. A very impressive looking painting. Condition is very good with minor soiling on the paint surface. Lots of loose brushwork with thickly applied paint.
This is a very interesting scene with what appears to be three figures in a boat on the Bay of Naples. Note the smoking Mount Vesuvius in the background. The scene reminds me of the many works in the Neapolitan School of the late 19th century. Sure to be a real conversation piece!