V[eduta] di Napoli da Mare.
Gouache on paper, ca. 32 x 45 cm (sheet dimensions ca. 41.5 x 52 cm).
Meticulous panoramic view of the bay, shoreline and city of Naples from Santa Lucia in the west to Mount Vesuvius in the east. The foreground shows fishing boats and other small vessels as well as a paddle steamer flying the French flag and a U.S. navy barque.
Margins tinted in grey wash, showing some light staining and a few tiny holes, caption title lettered in pink. The vividly coloured view is perfectly preserved.
Provenance: near-contemporary ink annotation on verso "Naples / Magasin de Beaux Arts / Place Cappella a Chiaja No. 6 / Sous le Palais Partanna / Tenú par Gaetano Calvi". Sold in 2015 through Holger Christoph, Bonn (sale 38, lot 411) to a German private collector and subsequently through Dobiaschofsky in Berne (2018) and Zisska in Munich (2021). A comparable, likewise unsigned example is held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (dept. Estampes et photographie: "Napoli da Posilippo", Smith-Lesouëf 7277).
For the painter Giuseppe Scoppa and his family cf. R. Rinaldi, Pittori a Napoli nell'Ottocento (2001), p. 247. See also Thieme/Becker XXX, 1936; Comanducci V (1974).