HARPIGNIES, Henri-Joseph
(b. 1819, Valenciennes, d. 1916, Saint-Privé)

View of the Island of Capri

1853
Oil on canvas, 94 x 161 cm
Private collection

Harpignies had traveled extensively across Italy in 1852 and this signed and dated painting was certainly the product of direct observation, even though evidently completed in the studio. It marks a tribute to the finished Salon pictures of Corot and other French artists working in Italy in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.