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Pietro Fabris

 (active c. 1740-1793)
Pietro Fabris was active/lived in Italy, England.  Pietro Fabris is known for local folk genre and volcanic landscape painting, engravings.

Biography   Pietro Fabris


Pietro Fabris (active 1740 – 1792) was a painter of Italian descent, active in England and Naples. Pietro is best known for work he completed for the dilettante geologist, the diplomat Sir William Hamilton, which included a number of engravings based on his paintings that depicted contemporary volcanic activity collected in two books, Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, &c. (London, 1774) and Campi Phlegraei: Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies (Naples, 1776).

He also painted some soires sponsored by Hamilton, including one that included a young Mozart at the harpsichord. In other works he produced for sale, he painted Bamboccianti scenes, genre paintings of local folk in native garb at   ...  Displaying 750 of 1413 characters.

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The Carnival in Naples in 1778, with the 'Cavalcata turca' parading through the Largo di Palazzo
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A view of the Bay of Naples from Posillipo looking south with the Palazzo Donn'Anna, the Castel dell'Ovo and Vesuvius beyond
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VILLAGERS PREPARING TO DEPART FOR THE FESTIVAL OF THE MADONNA DELL'ARCO
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