Neapolitan school, circa 1810

Vessels on the key side at Naples during the Napoleonic occupation

Oil on canvas

11.1/4 x 16.7/8 in. (28.1/2 x 43.2 cm.)

It is unclear whether this work was painted by an Italian or a French hand though it remains a charmingly naïve depiction from a small window in time when napoleon occupied Naples from 1806. It is clear to see the lines of Vesuvius on the right hand side. And a variety of military men patrolling the key with the flag of France hoisted on the battlements 

Price: £980