View of Naples

View of Naples

These canvases are born from our passion for cartography. Historical reproductions, handcrafted to create unique and effective furnishing elements. We have made reproductions of antique prints, wonderful perspective views of some historic Italian and European cities and ancient planispheres. These products are engraved using a hand press, and reproduced on pure cotton paper. The colour version is entirely hand painted by our precious craftsmen who, with care and dedication, make each reproduction unique. 
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Product description

View of Naples

Author: Probst

The perspective view of Naples, thanks to Castel dell'Ovo on one side and the pier on the other, seems to embrace the observer. To strike and steal the attention, at first, is the Mediterranean that washes the city of Naples, crossed by beautiful sailing ships. A little further on, where the waves appease, the eighteenth-century Naples rises majestically. Behind the city, on the same level as Castel Sant'Elmo on the Vomero hill, there is a gently unrolled parchment, bearing the Greek root from which Naples derives, precisely 'Neapolis', new city. In the lower part, as is customary in the perspective views of Probst, a rich legend with as many as 77 items, to indicate the main points of interest.

Techniques from the 18th century have been used to reproduce this work.  Finely engraved plates and an antique manual press were used giving this work its fundamental characteristic that ties it to the past: Engraving. The paper used for engraving is 100% cotton and  it undergoes a delicate and important  aging process using only natural substances.

The watercoloring is done by expert  artists in their field who give the work subtle hues and a harmonious composition of colors resulting in a pleasant scenic or stage effect.

Our canvases are printed with a hand press and are produced only to order. It takes about 7 days for black and white production and about 14 days for color production.

*Each canvas is available, with a price increase, even with watercolor coloring, always made by hand by our craftsmen.

Attention: the canvases arrive unframed.

Technical specifications

Dimensions

106 x 40 cm

Material

Pure cotton paper on pure cotton canvas