Water color; A Neapolitan watermelon shop
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- Saverio della Gatta, Italian, 1777 - 1829
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- Horizontal rectangle. The business goes on in front of the storeroom, which is in the basement at the corner of a house. A man is busy cutting a melon, another raises two halves and shouts. A boy carries two trays with pieces of melons. Children eat or await their shares. A boy tries the ripeness of a melon, a child searches among the peels. A boy is shown eating in the left corner. Framing line. The signature is in the lower right corner: "Gatta f. 1828."
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- Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
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- Pen and black ink and yellow, red, blue, green, brown, gray water colors on wove paper.
- 19.6 × 26 cm (7 11/16 × 10 1/4 in.)
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