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Mount Vesuvius from Marina Grande, Capri

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Gifford, best known for his luminous landscapes, painted Mount Vesuvius from Marina Grande, Capri during his first trip to Europe in 1855–57. After traveling and sketching in the British Isles, the Low Countries, and Switzerland, Gifford joined the community of American expatriate artists...

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Lower left: Marina Grande June 20th 1857 SRG


1857, the artist (1823-1880); 1880, estate of the artist, New York; April 11-12, 1881, S. R. Gifford Collection Sale, Chickering Hall, New York, lot 60 to George Peabody for $135. Sir Donald Alexander Smith, Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (1820-1914), Montreal, Quebec; 1927, given by Lord Strathcona's heirs to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; 1954, sold by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York; 1954, sold by Hirschl and Adler Galleries to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1964)

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Bequest of Maxim Karolik

Marina Grande near Sorrento



23.18 x 35.56 cm (9 1/8 x 14 in.)

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Oil on paper mounted on canvas