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Castello dell'Ovo, Bay of Naples

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George Loring Brown was one of several American artists who made a living painting mementos for Anglo-American tourists visiting Italy in the nineteenth century. Resident in Rome and Florence from 1840 until 1859, he filled his canvases with scenes of the Italian countryside and coastline...

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Lower right: G.L. BROWN. NAPLES/1844.; Reverse, before relining: View of the Castello d'Ovo. Bay of Naples. G.L. Brown. 1844. Naples Ital. Painted for Geo. Tiffany Esq. Baltimore


1844, commissioned by George Tiffany, Baltimore; 1940s, art market, Boston; 1944, with Victor Spark, New York; 1944, sold by Victor Spark to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1947, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1947)

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Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865



78.74 x 98.74 cm (31 x 38 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas