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Antique Oil Painting Giuseppe Carelli Fishing Boats off the Coast 19th C

Antique Oil Painting Giuseppe Carelli Fishing Boats off the Coast 19th C | Ref. no. 08595 | Regent Antiques Sold

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This is a beautiful  antique oil on canvas seascape painting by Giuseppe Carelli (Italian 1858-1921) of a coastal scene near Naples in Southern Italy, signed lower left.

This painting features fishermen in rowing boats and sail boats on calm waters with a back drop of sheer cliffs with a small pastel-colored village above. 

The artist presents this tranquil scene with a very delicate palette of colours and has succeeded in adding great depth to the scenery.

Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses:

Christies 19th Century European Art
Impressionist & Modern Art LOT 131 , SALE 5405
Giuseppe Carelli (Italian, 1858-1921)
Fishing vessels before Capri
Giuseppe Carelli (Italian, 1858-1921) Fishing, Bay of Naples
Auction: 2299 Lot: 207
Sold for: $8,813


In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 50 x Width 40 x Depth 5 - Frame

Height 39 x Width 29 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 11 inches - Canvas

Landscape and marine painter Giuseppe Carelli was born in 1858, in Naples, Italy. Giuseppe was the son and pupil of Consalvo Carelli. He also studied at the Neapolitan Academy under Marinelli and Mancinelli. Giuseppe later resided in Rome where he was friends with artists Podesti, Fracassini, Wolff and Carta. Giuseppe Carelli died in 1921, in Portici, Italy.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


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Our reference: 08595