The scene unfolds in a tranquil harbor setting of Lacco Ameno, where small boats gently sway with the ebb and flow of the tide. The harbor is animated by bucolic figures who are captured in the midst of their daily toil—fishermen attending to their nets, merchants unloading their wares, and townsfolk engaging in the casual exchange of the day’s gossip. These figures are rendered with a deft touch, their postures and interactions suggesting a narrative that extends beyond the canvas.

Dominating the backdrop is a majestic mountain that rises sharply against the sky, a natural sentinel watching over the harbor. Its rugged peaks, the dormant volcano Mount Epomeo, are rendered with a chiaroscuro effect, providing a dramatic contrast to the busy harbor scene. The mountain’s presence adds a timeless quality to the painting, connecting the ephemeral activities of the harbor with the eternal grandeur of nature.

The architectural elements in the painting are typical of Mediterranean coastal towns. The houses are painted a brilliant white, reflecting the relentless Mediterranean sun and casting back the light in a dazzling display.

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Lacco Ameno (Isola d’Ischia) – Oil on Canvas | 19th century

Stock Number: 23648

The oil painting “Lacco (Isola D’Ischia)” is a magnificent representation of the serene and bustling life at a harbor on the Island of Ischia, a precious gem in the Tyrrhenian Sea near Naples, Italy. This 19th-century artwork is encased in an opulent giltwood frame, which suggests its origin from an esteemed Neapolitan palace. The painting measures approximately 130 cm in height and 160 cm in width, framed. The grandeur of its size is matched only by the richness of its content.
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  • Height Framed (approximate ): 130 cm (51.2 inches)
  • Width Framed (approximate): 160 cm (63 inches)

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  • Height Framed (approximate ): 130 cm (51.2 inches)
  • Width Framed (approximate): 160 cm (63 inches)


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