SAVERIO XAVIER DELLA GATTA GOUACHE ON PAPER MOUNTED TO BOARD (Italian, 1777-1829) A view overlooking Naples with Mount Vesuvius erupting in the background. The foreground features three women, a young boy, a dog and a merchant with his donkey. 27" x 49", signed "Xav. Gatta" lower right and dated 1796.
Condition: 724: The painting is in good overall condition with wear commiserate with age. It has small dark spots with what appears to be incorrect cleaning to those spots creating light areas around some of the spots. The paper has a few scratches and light creasing with subsequent paint loss. There are two small 1/4" tears to the center but they do not go all the way through. The paper is laid on board and the frame is recent. The frame measures 38.25" x 60".
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