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Naples from the West with Peasants Gaming, Italy

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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This picture is typical of the scenes of Neapolitan peasant life painted by Fabris, and it includes musicians, card players and a wine seller. Glimpsed like a backdrop through the mouth of the cave is the Bay of Naples with the Castel dell’Ovo and Vesuvius in the distance. There are a number of different versions of this composition, one of which, signed and dated 1766, is in the Royal Collection.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney




oil on canvas


H 71.3 x W 98.8 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0210.S

Acquisition method

purchased, 1996

Work type


Inscription description

relining canvas : inscription copied from the original canvas : Fabris. P.

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Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ England

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