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Large Signed Pencil Drawing of Naples, Captioned in Pencil]: Pizzo Falcone.
1843 - 1843. Pencil on paper, occasional hints of watercolour, ca. 24x38,5 cm (9 ½ x 15 ¼ in). Signed and dated in the right lower corner, captioned on the mount. Mounted in a period mat within double pencil borders. A very good drawing. A skillful pencil drawing by a listed artist Achille Gigante shows the hill of Pizzofalcone in Naples - a residency of the local aristocracy, with houses descending to the shore of the Gulf of Naples, fishing boats and a girl collecting shells on shore. "The hill of Pizzofalcone, also known as the Mountain of God, is an area of Naples, including in the San Ferdinando, situated between the village Saint Lucia, the Chiatamone and Chiaia" (Wikipedia). Achille Gigante was an Italian lithographer and designer of acquaforte. He came from a family of artists: his father Gaetano Gigante (Naples, 1770-1840) was an Italian painter and engraver, active mainly in Naples; brother - Giacinto Gigante, one of the main painters of the School of Posillipo; another brother, Ercole Gigante (1815-1860) - a landscape painter (Wikipedia). Achille Gigante was known for his etchings published in several illustrated editions about Italy or Naples, e.g. "Vues d'Italie: recueil artificiel de 24 gravures et 1 crayon" (N.p., 1842-1852); "Viaggio da napoli a Castellammare, con 42 vedute incise all' acqua forte" (Naples, 1845), "Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze" (Naples, 1845). Two similar drawings sold for 3,290 GBP at Christies in 2003.
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