Italian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coastItalian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coast

PAIR of gouache paintings, one apparently showing the island of Ischia in moonlight, at the entrance to the Gulf of Naples, the other a coastal scene of the mainland, neither signed, circa 1900. The Ischia work measures 6 1/2" by 9 3/4", the other 7" by 10 3/4" (12" by 14 3/4" and 12 1/2" by 16" framed----the frames slightly different). Such paintings were popular souvenirs that went home with Grand Tour visitors at the turn of the century. On the reverse of the moonlight scene a contemporary label placed after sealing notes that the word "Ischia" was written on the reverse of the watercolor. Condition is generally excellent, I note a small smudge and fox mark in the sky of the mainland scene, near the clouds.

ITEM ID
JB03741
MEDIA
Gouache
ORIGIN
Europe • European, Italy • Italian

Italian art PAIR gouache paintings of Ischia and coast

$675

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