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The Family of the Island of Procida with Vesuvius in the Background

Photo credit: Clackmannanshire Council

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The painting is from David Allan's ten-year stay in Italy, when he was supported by several of the aristocratic families of Clackmannanshire. While there, he was awarded a gold medal of the Academy of St Luke in Rome, the first Scottish painter since Gavin Hamilton to receive the award. This small and rather dark work shows a family group of elderly man, mother with suckling baby and small child, as well as a dog. Vesuvius can be seen in the background.

Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service



The Family of the Island of Procida with Vesuvius in the Background




oil on panel


H 28 x W 35.3 cm

Accession number

903 291

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D. Allan Pt

Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Mar Street Building, 15 Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1HR Scotland

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