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Gaspar van Wittel (Gaspare Vanvitelli, 1652/3-1736)
The Netherlands (worked in Italy)
View of the Royal Palace at Naples, 1706
Oil on canvas
28 5/16 x 49 1/8 in. (71.9 x 124.8 cm)
Bequest of Paul E. Geier, 1983.67

Signed lower left "1706/G. W."

Description:
A view of the piazza near the Royal Palace of Naples. The castle of Sant' Elmo and Gertosa of San Martino is visible at the top of a hill in the background.

Provenance:

Until 1962:   Reportedly Duchess of Almazan Collection, Madrid, sold to [1]
     
By 1962:   (François Heim, Paris, sold to)
     
1962-1983:   Mr. and Mrs. Paul Geier, Rome and Cincinnati, placed on long-term loan to the Art Museum, Princeton University, 1974-1982, loan no. L154.74, by bequest to
     
1983-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] François Heim noted in a letter to the CAM of March 21, 1984, that he acquired a pair of paintings by Gaspare van Vitelli from the collection of the Duchess of Almazan and sold them to Geier a few weeks later. Only View of the Royal Palace was subsequently given to the CAM.

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