The Wallace Collection

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A Neapolitan Fisherman
  • Dominique (-Louis-Féréol) Papety (1815 - 1849)
  • A Neapolitan Fisherman
  • France or Italy
  • Unknown
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 35.2 x 26.8 cm
    Frame size: 48 x 41 x 10 cm
  • Inscription: 'Lld. Robert' ld appears above L
    Signature: 'DOM. PAPE…'
  • P615
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Although the painting bears a false signature of Léopold Robert, Papety’s original signature underneath was revealed by local cleaning in 1985. Curiously the false signature seems to have been added between 1875 and 1890, when the painting was owned by Sir Ricahrd Wallace. Papety was one of many artists influenced by Léopold Robert’s scenes from Italian popular life which were much admired in the nineteenth century (cf. Léopold Robert P590-2). He visited Naples in 1839.