Michela De Vito

PierGabriele Vangelli Gallery

Michela De Vito (known to not have been active in Naples in the first decades of the XIX century)

Traditional costume from the Albanian colony of Villa Badessa (Badhesa in Albanian) in the Province of Teramo, Kingdom of Naples.

1820 ca.

Coeval English frame

PierGabriele Vangelli Gallery

 

Michela De Vito (known to not have been active in Naples in the first decades of the XIX century)

Neapolitan ‘Lazzarone

Watercolour on paper

1820 ca.

Coeval English frame

 

Michela De Vito was the daughter (or possibly the sister) of Camillo De Vito, a prolific  gouache painter, and the both of them are mainly known to have produced views and scenes from everyday life in Naples. They were active in Naples in the early decades of the Nineteenth century Camillo is at times confused with Michele de Vito. De Rosa and Trastulli have written about Michela de Vito that she was “A refined painter, very skilled when it came to drawings, she had the characteristic to make her subject more gentle, compared to her male colleagues who were honoured by Royal commissions. ” This particular refinement is quite evident in the gentle figures and the elegance of the clothes in her work.

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