Architectural Capriccio with Figures and two Washerwomen near a Fountain and St Peter's, Rome behind
Italian (Neapolitan) School
Oil painting on canvas, Architectural Capriccio with Figures and two Washerwomen near a Fountain, Italian (Neapolitan) School, mid 18th century. Monumental triumphal arch with niches and statues, a large fountain to left surmounted by a female figure in long dress with water gushing from a grotesque mask in a basin. A washerwoman leans over rim a bucket to left. Another woman, to her right, is leaving with her washing in a basket. A group of figures, one under a parasol is centre viewing the arch and the distant view of a city with a domed building seen through the central arch. A further building of arches and niches is in shadow to the right.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Ralph Stawell Dutton, with the rest of the collections, house, gardens and estate of Hinton Ampner.
Hinton Ampner, The Ralph Dutton Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Old label on stretcher of John D. Smith, Carver, Gilder, Picture Liner and Cleaner, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh Verso: Christie's stencil: 670 MJ Verso: Chalk marks MAR. 24. 61 /104
Makers and roles
Italian (Neapolitan) School, artist previously catalogued as attributed to Italian (Bolognese) School, artist