Description Two American frigates are shown becalmed in the Bay of Naples. In the background rises Mount Vesuvius. In its direct approach this ship-portrait, presumably of the U.S. frigate "Congress," is characteristic of works executed in both oil and gouache by numerous Neapolitan artists for foreign visitors in the 19th century.
|1/24/1980||Examination||examined for condition|
- Harborplace Light Street Pavilion Special Display. Harborplace, Baltimore. 1981-1982.
Provenance Clintonia Wright, wife of Lieutenant May [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Anne Gordon Boyce Baldwin, by inheritance [passed down four generations from Clintonia Wright]; Walters Art Museum, April 1979, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Tom. so De Simone 1857
Credit Gift of Anne Gordon Boyce Baldwin (Mrs. Ludlow Baldwin) in memory of Mrs. Anne Gordon Johnston and Miss Mary Gordon Thom, 1979
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