Italian romantic landscape circa 1800-1806. Attributed to Michele Felice Corne, born in Elba, Italy, in 1752, died in Newport, RI, in1845. Oil on canvas, 29" x 36.25". Dramatic view of ruins and stone towers. Listed in Christie's Important American Furniture Sale, NY, January 18th and 19th, 2007. Corne grew up in Naples and was brought to the US in 1799 by Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby, Jr. He was active in Salem until 1806, and worked with Samuel McEntire and William King, and helped establish marine painting as a Salem Tradition. After moving to Boston, he became noted for paintings of ships and naval battles of the War of 1812, many of which were engraved. After 1822, he lived and taught in Newport. George Ropes and Hannah Crowninshield were among his pupils. His work hangs in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT; Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA; NY Hist. Soc.; New Haven Colony Hist. Soc.; and Boston Museum of Fine Arts. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at PriceMyItem.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
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