Antonio Senape: 'Marina di Palermo’, unsigned and dated 1834. Drawing in brown and black ink with traces of pencil. Border and location description in ink. Lower left mention of -probaly- the first owner of this drawing. Senape was born in Rome around 1788 but worked mainly in Naples and southern Italy. He was very active in the period between 1820 and 1840, making vedute for Grand Tourists who stayed in Naples. These travelers often bought an entire album with drawings (some worked as panorama) as a reminder of their Grand Tour. Little is known of the life of Senape, he probably died in 1842. Simular drawings by Senape can be found in the Nelson collection of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Museo Nazionale di S. Martino Naples and several private collections. Dimensions including frame 30.5 x 39.5 cm.
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