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Gioacchino La Pira - Eruzione

Gioacchino La Pira - Eruzione

Gioacchino La Pira - Eruzione
Oil on canvas - Hand signed - Seconda metà del XIXᵒ secolo

Gioacchino La Pira "Eruzione"
Oil on canvas, signed bottom right
Size: 51 x 32 cm
Size with frame: 715 x 56 cm
Gioacchino la Pira, an artist active in Naples between 1839 and 1870, is known for his landscape paintings of Naples and its surroundings. The lot offered here depicts one of the many eruptions of the Vesuvius in the nineteenth century, a theme that was always dear to him and repeatedly chosen. He came to success with “L’eruzione del 1839” which is also his first documented work. The lot offered here, particularly pleasant and of great quality, is notable for its chromatic vivacity and for the freshness of execution. Moreover, the compositional scheme here is also updated around the new examples proposed by Gigante and by the Dutch Pitloo, therefore more loose and less harnessed on the old eighteenth-century schemes.
Work scrupulously examined with Wood's lamp and solvents by our art expert and these verifications have made us see that the painting has not undergone restorations and that the signature is coeval, as we as conforming.
Painting in good overall condition. Important and beautiful frame, gilded with gold leaf. Recently painted to revive its colours. Accompanied by our certificate of authenticity. Insured tracked shipping via express courier and professional packaging with wooden crate.

Lot details
Gioacchino La Pira
Title of artwork
Seconda metà del XIXᵒ secolo
Oil on canvas
Hand signed
Sold with frame
In good condition
Image size
51×32 cm
Total dimensions
75×56×6 cm
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